College Isn’t Right for Everyone

College Isn’t Right for Everyone

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce College isn’t right for everyone. Sometimes it isn’t right because it’s the wrong college, but sometimes it’s the structure, the cost, or the ridiculous number of pointless classes you have to take to pad the...
Is My Child Gifted?

Is My Child Gifted?

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce When our son was six, he was labeled gifted. He had tested in the 99th percentile on some exam and had an IQ of 126, so the school said he was gifted.  We started suspecting he was a fast learner – most IQ tests not only measure...
Be a Cheerleader in your Child’s Life

Be a Cheerleader in your Child’s Life

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Remember Amy Chua, the “Tiger Mom?” I’m not a Tiger Mom. If anything, I might be considered the extreme opposite. Amy Chua and I do have one thing in common, though: We both want what is best for our children. The...