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Maddy loves her high school, but like many teenagers, Maddy’s school experience has had its ups and downs.

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Parent Stories

After Dr. Pope’s lecture, I made immediate changes in how I viewed my children’s capabilities and overall safety.

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In April 2018, International School of the Peninsula welcomed Mary Hofstedt, Ed.M., of Challenge Success as part of their series of ISTParentEd talks…

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Ideas that Challenge

Three Fears About Applying To College and How To Address Them

September 13, 2019 |
by Thomas Golden, Ph.D.

Our guest blogger, Thomas Golden, Ph.D., is an educational consultant and former... Read More +…

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Office Hours with Dr. Denise Pope

SEEDS for Good Health: My Lessons from a Concussion

September 10, 2019 |
by Denise Pope

  This summer was a challenging one for me. I got a... Read More +…

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