Cloudy With a Chance of Cash

Cloudy With a Chance of Cash

by Susan V. Schaefer And the sky became dark and stormy, the wind howled and the leaves held on to their limbs for dear life. Suddenly a crack of lightning turned the night into day followed by a boom of thunder that tore the clouds open and cold hard cash came...
The Boomerang Effect: college students flunking out; are parents to blame?

The Boomerang Effect: college students flunking out; are parents to blame?

By Susan Schaefer Is anyone else disturbed by the alarming number of kids who happily go off to the college of their dreams and are right back in their old bedrooms by the end of the first year, or semester, or week? Just when you thought the nest was empty, there...

Studying and Cellphones are a Lethal Combination

Originally published in we-ha.com:  Studying and Cellphones are a Lethal Combination How to solve the dilemma? There’s an app for that. By Susan Schaefer, M.Ed., M.A.T., Academic Coaching Associates While studying with an active cellphone nearby doesn’t actually put...

Signs Your Child May Have Executive Function Disorder

Is your child the kid who is running down the school hallway, late for class again, with papers flying out of his unzipped backpack ? If so, it may be a bigger issue than you think. Signs of Students with Executive Function Disorder: • Chronically messy backpack •...

Is Your SmartPhone Making You Stupid?

  Have you lost hours upon hours gobbling up endless tidbits of useless information instantaneously provided at the click of a mouse? If you have, you may be suffering from “Mental Obesity” and need a “Digital Diet,” terms coined by West Hartford’s David Ryan...