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Parenting is Hard in the 21st Century

By AcademicAlly / November 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Parenting is Hard in the 21st Century

I think we would all agree that, under the best of circumstances, parenting is not for the faint of heart. Just managing the logistics of raising children is a challenge in and of itself. Coordinating mealtimes, while simultaneously satisfying everyone’s gustatory preferences is worthy of a Nobel Prize. This doesn’t even take into account finding…

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How to Use Social Media Without Eliminating the Fun

How to Use Social Media Without Eliminating the Fun

By AcademicAlly / July 25, 2023 / Comments Off on How to Use Social Media Without Eliminating the Fun

Every family is different, and every individual is unique, so the parameters and rules that are put in place about what users have access to and how much time is spent on social media must reflect these nuances accordingly. The best piece of advice? Families must work together to establish and implement an appropriate social…

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The Very Complicated Relationship Between ADHD and Social Media

The Very Complicated Relationship Between ADHD and Social Media

By AcademicAlly / July 17, 2023 / Comments Off on The Very Complicated Relationship Between ADHD and Social Media

Social media is an exciting virtual playground, where users can explore new ideas, visit chatrooms with people who share the same passions, interests, and beliefs, and obtain answers to burning questions. Not surprisingly, this communication tool also brings with it many challenges, chief among which include concerns about predators, addiction to screens, and disruption of…

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Want to Keep Your Kids Safe While They Use Social Media?

Want to Keep Your Kids Safe While They Use Social Media? Here’s What You Need to Know

By AcademicAlly / July 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Want to Keep Your Kids Safe While They Use Social Media? Here’s What You Need to Know

There has been an elephant sitting in each of our homes for several years, yet no one has been able to effectively address or tame it. It sneaks into your children’s bedrooms, sometimes at all hours of the night. It disrupts even the simplest of communication between you and your children because it is so…

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Initiation of Work

By AcademicAlly / October 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Initiation of Work

Initiation of Work: Stuck in Park with Nowhere to Go We all know that familiar dialogue that takes place about homework:  Parent: “Do you have any homework tonight?” Student: “Yeah, I have to write my rough draft for my research paper.” Parent: “Sounds like a big assignment!” Student: “Nah, it’s all good. I got it.”…

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Scary Mistakes Students Make in School

By AcademicAlly / October 5, 2022 / Comments Off on Scary Mistakes Students Make in School

Since Halloween is around the corner, we figured it would be helpful to try and decrease the fright of the season by identifying some typical scary mistakes students make in school. Waiting until the last minute: don’t wait until the last minute to get your work done. Procrastination leads to unnecessary stress and disaster. It…

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COVID 19 Validation of Feelings and Important College Information

By AcademicAlly / May 1, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID 19 Validation of Feelings and Important College Information
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April 2020: COVID-19 Suggestions & Resources

By AcademicAlly / April 1, 2020 / Comments Off on April 2020: COVID-19 Suggestions & Resources
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The College Road Trip: It is a Trip!

By AcademicAlly / February 27, 2018 / Comments Off on The College Road Trip: It is a Trip!

College…road…trip… three words, that when combined provoke a mix of conflicting emotions. In the 2008 movie, “College Road Trip,” starring Raven Symone’ and Martin Lawrence, the trials and rewards of this fast developing phenomenon are humorously explored. Lawrence wrestles with his desire to keep his baby girl close to home while Symone’ struggles to break…

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