Monthly Archives: July 2009

Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1, Number 5

Why choose an independent or boarding school?   Some reasons may include: More attention Smaller class size Excellent academics and wider range of courses More extracurricular experiences More parental control and involvement Better athletic programs and facilities Of course, independent and boarding … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1, Number 4

COLLLEGE PLANNING SERVICES Our College planning service is a comprehensive one that is personalized and customized for each client. Session one begins with introductions and is a fact-finding mission. We start with the basics: 1. Grades and SAT or ACT … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1, Number 3

Five Easy Tips to Ease the College Application Process Ah yes,  rising 12th graders are now in the throes of applying to college, and my best bet is many are having a hard time. There is a great deal of … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1, Number 2

Outdoor Programs and ‘Boot Camps’ – RIP Working with young people who exhibit severe behavioral and emotional problems has never been easy. Various modalities have been tried including counseling,  medications, ‘tough love,’ hospitalization, and even jail. In the 1980’s,  programs … Continue reading

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College Admissions Research from U California San Diego

More Competition, More Attentive Parents Intriguing new research from UCSD economists Garey and Valerie Ramey shows that parents respond to the incentives: After three decades of decline, the amount of time spent by parents on childcare in the U.S. began … Continue reading

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Common Application for 2009-2020

The Common Application, www.commonapp.org, has been available since July 1.  Rising seniors should sign in, create an account, and start working on it. Some supplements are also ready, and some won’t be available until later in the summer, so don’t … Continue reading

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Gabbin with the Goldbergs: Volume 1, Number 1

19 Years Later: Same Mission, Updated Message In 1990, Dr. Renee Goldberg (see bio) opened her private practice after a series of successful educational experiences. She networked with everyone she knew; medical professionals, educators, mental health experts, and waited for … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Parents

An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College Dear Parents, I have been working in the area of students with disabilities at the college level for more than 30 years, but that is not why … Continue reading

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