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For Happiest Parenting—Use the Enforceable Statement

For Happiest Parenting—Use the Enforceable Statement

What's more aggravating and frustrating than giving kids or teens a direct order, and then they ignore it? Try this brilliant parenting tip from the psychologists at loveandlogic.com: use the enforceable statement. What is an "enforceable statement"? Say the effective...

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Got a Kid on an IEP? You’d Love to See This!

Got a Kid on an IEP? You’d Love to See This!

If you've got a kid on an IEP, here's something you'd love to see! It'd be great to see this before every IEP meeting: Because your kid absolutely is amazing—with unique strengths and interests that make him or her awesome. Because of this extraordinary, unique...

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Two Sentences to Help Your Teen Achieve More This Year

Two Sentences to Help Your Teen Achieve More This Year

You'd love to help your teen achieve more this year—but motivating teens can be so hard. And you have limited time and energy for trying anything fancy. Here—2 sentences that can help your teen achieve more this year. Throw these sentences into family conversation...

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Hope for Your Kid’s Future During COVID-19

Hope for Your Kid’s Future During COVID-19

Parents isolated at home with children, teens, and college students are saying to themselves, "Yikes—I need hope for my kid's future during COVID-19." Hope is here. Here, 7 reasons to have hope for your kid's future during COVID-19. Pass this on to a friend who needs...

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Debt-Free College Training—Fast and Easy

Debt-Free College Training—Fast and Easy

Watch just one of the short, succinct video trainings below, and you'll be on the fast track to getting the kids you love through college debt-free.  If you've got a bright, capable middle schooler or high schooler headed for college—you're probably wondering, "How...

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Got a 7th or 8th Grader Headed For College?

Got a 7th or 8th Grader Headed For College?

Below, I give you 7 minutes of fast-paced video training created specifically for parents of 7th and 8th graders. If you've got a bright, capable 7th or 8th grader headed for college—you're probably wondering, "How are we going to pay for that?" You're especially...

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Don’t Miss This FREE Debt-Free College Newsletter

Don’t Miss This FREE Debt-Free College Newsletter

One of the greatest services I provide to the public is my debt-free college newsletter, which you can have delivered straight to your email inbox every Monday morning. Open this newsletter every Monday, and you'll keep debt-free college at the top of your mind as...

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Tee Your Kids Up For Career Success (In Just 2 Min.)

Tee Your Kids Up For Career Success (In Just 2 Min.)

You desperately want your kids to succeed academically in school and in college so they can have a shot at lifetime career success—but cajoling and hovering and pushing them is just so exhausting. Here’s fantastic help that will take you under two minutes to...

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Forget Being Supermom—Just be “Good-Enough Mom.”

Forget Being Supermom—Just be “Good-Enough Mom.”

Psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud, co-author of the life-changing Boundaries books and The Mom Factor, says that today’s moms will do more good for their families by giving up “the Supermom model of motherhood, which never worked anyway,” and instead relaxing into being a...

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Secret Weapon for Multiple Choice Tests

Secret Weapon for Multiple Choice Tests

Which of these multiple choice testing strategies have you never heard of before? That's your new secret weapon. Share this article with a student you care about. 1. Before you start, note the structure of the test and plan your timing. Here's a nightmare you want to...

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How to Get a Teen to Read a Non-Fiction Book

How to Get a Teen to Read a Non-Fiction Book

In a world where kids seem perpetually tied to their phones, how can you get a teen to read a non-fiction book? In some homes, families are starting up a revolutionary new family tradition. They’re giving each family member an actual, physical book as a gift, and then...

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The Meme Every Kid Needs to See

The Meme Every Kid Needs to See

Here it is—the meme every kid needs to see. Copy and forward this meme to the kids you love right now. Tweet this meme out to the people who follow you! [Tweet "Here it is—the #meme every #kid needs to see. #parenting #selfcontrol #boundaries #academics #k12 Thx...

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The Sweaty Truth About Sports Scholarships

The Sweaty Truth About Sports Scholarships

Parents of athletes fork out thousands to cover sports expenses over the years. Many wonder, "Is all this time, effort, and money going to pay off big when this kid gets to college?" Here, the sweaty truth about sports scholarships. 1. The truth about sports...

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The 5 Love Languages, Explained with Burritos

The 5 Love Languages, Explained with Burritos

By this time nearly everyone's heard of Gary Chapman's book, The 5 Love Languages. It's sold over 11 million copies, it's the 12th most popular book on Amazon (where it has more than 13,000 5-star reviews), and it's been a New York Times Bestseller 8 years running....

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The “Screenagers” Movie is a Must-See

The “Screenagers” Movie is a Must-See

Have you spent even one minute worrying about your kids' use of screens? Physician and documentary filmmaker Delany Ruston sure has. She made the Screenagers movie after she found herself "constantly struggling with her own two kids about screen time." According to...

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4 Amazingly Easy Steps To Get Out Of Debt

4 Amazingly Easy Steps To Get Out Of Debt

If you as a parent are out of debt by the day your kid starts college, you'll have more cash on hand to help with college bills. If you start the process of getting out of debt years before your kid starts college, you'll have more cash on hand to save for college....

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Fewer Screens * More Cheerful Chores * Happier Summer

Fewer Screens * More Cheerful Chores * Happier Summer

Carol kicked off her work shoes and put them away in the front hall closet. "Hi, kids; I'm home!" She called out. It'd been an extremely long workday for Carol, and the commute home had been long and sweaty due to heavy road construction and her car air conditioning...

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My Best, Funniest Parenting Tip

My Best, Funniest Parenting Tip

In this short post, I'm going to share my best, funniest parenting tip. This one makes me laugh just thinking about it. What do you do when your normally good kid turns sassy or disrespectful, or makes a deliberate choice that's against family rules? My mom used to...

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Can’t Save For College? It’s OK, Mommy. Try This

Can’t Save For College? It’s OK, Mommy. Try This

I'm excited to be guest posting on the blog of Mommy blogger Julie Hoag this week. Julie blogs about motherhood, family, and faith with a focus on moms raising kids ages birth–13. When Julie asked me what her moms need to know about setting kids up to graduate college...

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Hi, I’m Jeannie Burlowski.

I am a full-time academic strategist, conference speaker, and author of the book “LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward.

My writing and speaking provide parents a clear, step-by-step checklist so they can set their kids up to succeed brilliantly in college, graduate debt-free, and move directly into careers they excel at and love.

For more than 20 years, I’ve helped students apply to highly competitive law, medical, business, and grad schools. I still do that from my website GetIntoMedSchool.com.

I am married, and my husband and I have a son and a daughter. We live in Minneapolis.

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