As we crawled closer to a commitment, I began to envision the better world our children would live in. And one thing I was sure about: Our children were going to be mixed. No child of mine was ever going to describe herself as “Black, with a white parent” — a phrase that I associated with the double whammy of being ignored or abandoned by your white family and labeled by an America that believes in the “one drop rule” and has enslaved, subjugated, and oppressed people accordingly.
Childhood is supposed to be about kids learning to explore their environment and figuring out how to react to the world. School can be a good tool for this, but like as not, school is relegated to learning how to stand in line and how to take and pass tests. There isn’t much room for […]
For most, a productive environment is one that is free from harmful distractions, organized, quiet and comfortable. Starting early in your child’s education to establish good work habits is vital for children to succeed in higher education and as future professionals.
Our children start to notice differences as infants, and they pick up racial differences as toddlers. All children put things and people into groups. That’s why it’s crucial we have conversations about race (and other differences) and racism early.
Last week, we held a highly informative and frank discussion, led by Kellan Goldberg, founder of Eleven Eleven Advisors, about the different types of life insurance and how to determine which type is right for you and your family.
Teaching your kids to take personal responsibility is a lifelong challenge. Some ages make it more challenging, but more than anything, starting late makes it hard.
What follows are suggestions of how to navigate the test prep and application process for you and your child. There is no such thing as a perfected, uniform approach, but these tips can certainly act as a brief guide of how to help you maintain your sanity, and how to help students of all ages achieve their potential as applicants.
Perhaps you still haven’t completely sorted through last year’s end-of-school clutter. Now you’re faced with the task of renegotiating new supply lists and finding a way to organize it all. Don’t worry! We’ve compiled several unique suggestions for simplifying the process and securing a smooth transition overall.