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Yearly Archives: 2020

Why Helping Your Teen be Healthy, Happy, and Successful Might Be Easier Than You Think

by Bill McMahon, Director

Christine Carter is a famous author, speaker, and coach whose work focuses on helping kids and adults create courageous, joyful, meaningful, and productive lives.

Christine is also a friend who I got to know when she was a parent and trustee at The Thacher School where Sabina and I work in the camp off-season. 

She has written a new book which I highly recommend parents of middle and high school age kids read.

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Why kids at “high-achieving schools” are now an “at risk” group and what we should be doing about it

by Bill McMahon, Director

The research is in: students at “high achieving schools” are now an “at risk” group. A Washington Post article from this past fall states that: “…studies have found that adolescents in high-achieving schools can suffer significantly higher rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and delinquent behaviors, at least two to three times the national average.” And, these schools are the public and private institutions parents are all trying to get their kids into because of the quality of the programming and the positive testing and placement outcomes.

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