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Children and Teens

Overcoming Test Anxiety

According to Wikipedia, “test anxiety is a combination of perceived physiological overarousal, feelings of worry and dread, self-deprecating thoughts, tension, and somatic symptoms that occur during test situations. It is...
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Book Reviews

The Secret Life of Pronouns

Suicidal poets use “I” more. Presidential candidates who say “we” come across as arrogant and aloof toward their audience. In the week after September 11, 2001, bloggers’ use of...
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Children and Teens

OCD and Homeschooling

After reading many of John Holt’s books in college and subsequently working with him in Boston, I became committed to the homeschooling movement. This was in the mid-’70s, way...
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General

Brainpower Smart Study

The term “studying” brings to mind the all-too-familiar caffeine-riddled cramming sessions, reading and highlighting random sections of a textbook the night before the big test. The student just wants...
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