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While I am not a parenting expert, I am a parent, a daughter and a keen observer of human motivations and decision making. I’ve spent my career studying consumer behavior for a living.  Discovering the rational and emotional factors that lead someone to buy a product, support an organization or do things a certain way. I started MPowered Parenting as a place to share observations and tips from my own journey that shifted from trying to manage my kids, to motivating, inspiring and empowering them.

 
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Backseat Learners

Can my child be kicked out of his advanced reading class based on declining test scores? That’s a thought that entered my mind as I reviewed recent standardized test results the other day, showing a modest decline in reading scores two semesters in a row. While I was raised by a mother who paved the way for future Tiger Moms, I like to think of myself as less fixated on grades and other external measures of achievement. Except that my son’s declining scores mirror his indiffe

 

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