Author: Risa C. Doherty

College Applications. No Need for Panic Your Teen

  Parents across America are a summer away from panicking over whether their procrastinating teenagers will submit their college applications on time and whether any of those applications will end with an acceptance. Meanwhile, reports of the latest average incoming…

New book by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg calls for grrrl power Bronx/​Riverdale Family / Brooklyn Family / Long Island Family / Manhattan Family / Queens Family / Staten Island Family

The new book, “Lean In,” is partly anecdotal and partly a rallying cry, intended to encourage women to break free from their innate hesitation to aggressively advance their careers and “step up to the table.” It is a primer with…

Balancing Career and Family: Looking Back 16 Years At Four Female Podiatrists “Trying to Have It All”

Article describes how four women look back on their decisions as to they balanced their lives as podiatrists with their home lives and give advice to young women “trying to have it all.”
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Time to Rework Homework Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Staten Island Family, Queens Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family

When my high schooler started coming home without social studies homework, my first thoughts were, “Why would a teacher not assign homework on a regular basis?” and “Is the teacher really teaching anything in class if there is no homework?”…