Conscientiousness

Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree

2018-03-09T01:46:21+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Awareness, Conscientiousness, Education|

Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts Boston How much education does a preschool teacher need? When the District of Columbia announced in March that it would require an associate's degree for all lead teachers at child care centers who work with children up to age 5, the reaction was widely negative. Journalist Matthew Yglesias tweeted that [...]

Willingness – the x-factor of success

2018-03-09T01:46:28+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Conscientiousness, Health, Psychology|

by Judy Guess, PhD   We all reach those points in our life when real change occurs. We reach the points when our tomorrows will be better because we are not just capable of change, but we are suddenly willing to change.   Willingness to change For me, change occurs when I realize that my [...]

Want a job? It’s still about education

2018-03-09T01:47:21+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Awareness, Conscientiousness, Education|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

5 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Raise a Motivated Learner

2018-03-09T01:48:09+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Conscientiousness, Education, Parenting|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

How to Help Your Teen Defeat Productivity’s Worst Enemy… Procrastination!

2018-03-09T01:48:17+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Conscientiousness, Health, Parenting|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

How to survive extended college breaks

2018-03-09T01:53:20+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Communicativeness, Conscientiousness, Cooperativeness, Relationships|

Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Your child has returned home for a few weeks. You are overjoyed to have her back, until you realize she’s completely unrecognizable, obstinate, incorrigible … independent. She scoffs at your invitation to decorate the Christmas Tree. She is present for the lighting of the Menorah, but doesn’t look up from [...]

The secret for getting teens to budget their money

2018-03-09T01:51:11+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Conscientiousness, Money, Parenting|

David Lowey So what is the secret for getting teens to budget their money? It doesn’t require a 12-hour course in financial planning or a checkbook. For many teens the path to money management starts with simply knowing their account balance. Sure that sounds too simple, but sometimes it is the simple changes that have [...]

Stop listening to experts when it comes to money and chores

2018-03-09T01:51:44+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Conscientiousness, Money, Parenting|

David Lowey The landscape of compensating kids for chores is a battlefield, with two sides entrenched in opposing positions. One side says tying chores to money teaches kids the value of hard work. The other argues that contributing to the household without compensation teaches character and helps kids understand their role in the family. Anyone [...]

“Outside the Box” Books: Holiday Gifts for the Kids on Your List

2018-03-09T01:54:06+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Accountability, Awareness, Benevolence, Communicativeness, Compassion, Conscientiousness, Cooperativeness, Courageousness, Education, Entertainment, Forgiveness, Generosity, Parenting, Respectfulness, Social Issues|

Lacey Byrne, Staff Writer I’m a book lover and love sharing new authors with friends or discussing a book that I couldn’t put down. I get excited when I find a gift book that I think is “perfect” for someone in my life. Lately I’ve been SO impressed with all the inspiring books that I’ve [...]

College Admissions and the Importance of Life Outside the Classroom

2018-03-09T01:54:25+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Conscientiousness, Education, Parenting|

by Dale Price, Founder, Access College America LLC   There is just no denying it, college is the most competitive it ever has been. Long gone are the days of the 4.0 student getting into highly selective schools on merit alone. Universities from coast to coast have raised their standards for admissions substantially. Yet, so [...]