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We typically publish every other week, but in the meantime, here’s a collection of our best articles, sorted into categories.


Parenting for Student Success (and Parental Sanity)

The Power of Leading by Example

Why Don’t Teenagers Listen to Grown-Ups?

The Importance of Chores

Some Thoughts on Overparenting

How to Talk With Your Children About School

Fix vs. Grow



Growth Mindset

Chosen Identity

Permission to be Human

How to Overcome Perfectionism

So You’re Done. Now What?


Learning Strategies

Convincing Your Brain To Care: Why Good Study Methods Work

The Mastery Path: Why Understanding Is Not Enough

How to Patch Holes in Your Math Knowledge: 3 Steps

Interleaving and Massed Practice

Learning Styles vs. Universal Principles



The Brain is Like a Bunch of Muscles


Focus is a Muscle

Mastery is Myelin


Brain Health

Your Brain Loves Exercise

Why Sleep is so Important for Learning

Brain Food