“Best decision ever to work with Christy and Mindful Education Consulting throughout this process! Christy made the middle school application process feel so much more manageable for our family (twice!). From helping us explore the many area schools and narrowing them down to the best fits to tracking application timelines, to suggesting fabulous prep resources…

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Last week I spoke on a panel at IECA–Independent Educational Consultants Association(http://iecaonline.com) in Chicago. Such a great experience and important topic. Mindfulness in Action Panel Will White, Summit Achievement…See More IECAONLINE.COM Welcome to IECA – The process for finding the right school, college, or program for your child is one of the most important decisions……

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As a Seattle area Educational Consultant, I’m often asked by parents which standardized their child should take for admission to independent schools. This is a great article about the differences and similarities. This article is sponsored by Test Innovators, which offers advanced online test prep. Although private and boarding schools offer families compelling programs and advantages,…

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      The admissions season has begun! One aspect of the independent school admissions application process is the Parent Essay. This can be a daunting experience for parents but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some tips for writing an essay that really illustrates why the particular school is the best fit for…

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Interesting article about choosing the “right fit” school for your child.   As an Independent Educational Consultant, I’m always helping parents decide what is most important to them when they choosing a school for their child.  There are common themes but ultimately, each client I work with has different criteria they look for when looking…

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  ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets By SHARON HOLBROOK  JANUARY 7, 2015 3:30 PM Last week we had our 4-year-old’s parent-teacher conference. She’s in pre-K, turning 5 next summer, and so one of her teacher’s first questions for us was, “What are you thinking about kindergarten?” We’ve been here before. She’s our family’s third…

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Here are some things to look for when trying to choose a school for your child: 1. How does the community feel? Is it a place you can see your family? If it’s an elementary school, do you feel like it’s “your community?” In elementary school, many of the parents will become your friends so…

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Stress Free School Selection: Top Tips from an Education Consultant 10/04/16 By Sarina Behar Natkin   It’s school shopping season and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to feel supported in your school search. Our last post featured an interview with college admissions counselor Heather Parry, helping us put college…

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