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Is your child a Follower, Leader, or Loner?

Posted: April 14, 2017

All people fall into one of these three categories. People are either followers who only do what others want them to do. They pick the path that is set out for them. Do the normal thing, and often don’t get to really express their own interests or desires.

Of course in today’s society it seems like we have lesson followers and more loners. These are the kids (and adults) who go to work or school and then spend all their free time alone. They spend hours on the computer watching YouT


We Teach Grit...Do You?

Posted: January 30, 2017

Studies have shown that grit is one of the key indicators for children who will grow up and be successful. So what is grit?

Angela Duckworth is a Ph.D. in psychology and author of the book Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance and she define’s grit as, “passion and perseverance for especially long-term goals.”

When talking about her book she said, “So, the message of the book is not that grit is a good thing in particular. The message of the book is


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