This site explores the question of whether or not the current education system, high school through college, is teaching what’s really needed for our kids to be successful. Or at the very worst, is actually hampering the best students.
Do you know how much sleep your teen is getting?
Does your child have lots of homework?
Are you worried about how busy your kids are, how little free time they have, but afraid your kids won’t get into college if their “resume” isn’t packed?
Have you heard about the rising rates of teen anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and suicide?
This website is a resource for you.
You can find out more about this website by starting with my first post on this subject, Success factors 1: What’s the Best Way to Guide Your Child Through High School to be a Success in College and in Life?, and following through the next posts.
Also popular, are my posts about the SAT, PSAT, and National Merit Scholars program.
About E.S. Ivy
I have a BS in Chemistry and got a PhD in Plant Biology on a NASA fellowship. As part of my graduate studies, I co-authored a NASA grant that was funded, and flew plant gravitational experiments on the space shuttle Columbia STS-93. I’ve also worked as a writer and editor of children’s science textbooks, where I began learning about the large number factors (unrelated to education) affect what material is included in textbooks, and thus the learning of our students. In brief, I got tired of the publishers taking out all of the fun parts of the science material and turned to writing children’s novels.
I also like to craft and had original crafts published in Family Fun Magazine. If you’re looking for my posts on the best children’s books, recipes, DIY crafts, or family trip planning, you can find them on my other new blog, The Mom Behind the Curtain – because every mom wants to be an all-powerful wizard, at mombehindthecurtain.com. If you want to know more about me, E.S. Ivy, then for now the information up on my children’s author page, esivy.com, will have to do. Or look up at the top of my sidebar, and you can connect with with on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.