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Unsolicited Parenting Advice for Moms of Freshmen

Here is my unsolicited advice for freshmen starting high school. (Freshmen, listen up!)
Keep a tight rein on your freshmen.
Parents, your kid may look more mature and responsible than ever—and s(he) could very well be—but the beginning of the school year is not the time to extend latitude.

How to Help Struggling Students: Parenting Advice for Awesome Moms

Dear Deborah,

I was talking to my sophomore about doing better in math for the second half of the school year, but our conversation made me realized that all the struggling she did before the winter break is making her feel defeated and want to give up. I’m not strong in math, so how can I help her?

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