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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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Will Your Kid Be Able to Afford His Dream Life?

Will Your Kid Be Able to Afford His Dream Life?

Will your daughter be able to afford her dream life? Will your son be able to live the way he wants to—considering the adult income he's headed toward right now? Have your kids (ages 8–26) complete this short quiz sponsored by Jump$tart. (They're rockstars in building...

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Will a Minimum Wage Job Cover Rent? Anywhere?

Some kids decide not to go to college after high school. This can work out great—if they opt for high quality job training instead of heading off to 4-year college. But what if your kid wants to work a minimum wage job in the years after high school? Is there any hope...

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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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Having Marijuana in this Form is a Felony

Having Marijuana in this Form is a Felony

With all the national conversation around legalizing marijuana, many teens are jumping to the uninformed conclusion that it's low-risk for them. Experts, however, are extremely worried about the impact of marijuana on developing adolescent brains. Not only that—but...

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3 Reasons Every Teen Needs A Part-Time Job (AUDIO)

3 Reasons Every Teen Needs A Part-Time Job (AUDIO)

This episode also includes a hilarious idea for making your teen want to go out and get a part-time job!Join me, Jeannie Burlowski, for episode 4 of the Launch Your Teens podcast, and you'll learn: 1. How working a part-time job increases the odds that a teen will be...

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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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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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