Posts Categorized: Summit Staff Blogs

It’s not about where you get in, but where you FIT in!

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The phrase “college fit” has been bouncing around for a while and in the craziness of application season, it sometimes is forgotten. Many students and families get wrapped up in the frenzy of rankings, myths, school names, where their best friend is going, etc… and often miss the importance of searching for a college that […]

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It’s Staring Back at You

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“What we do in life echoes in eternity!” This declaration, made by the character General Maximus Decimus Meridius, is intensely depicted in the motion picture Gladiator (2000).  I have watched this movie over and over and I am still intrigued.  What fierce costumes, desperate acts of courage, and disturbed versus heroic characterizations of human beings. […]

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Prevention Starts at Home: Teaching Children about Safe Touch

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Child Abuse – A Rising Epidemic Child abuse is a rising epidemic in our country. According to Childhelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Treatment for sexual abuse, in particular, is a very delicate and tricky process. It requires a highly trained professional in order to achieve optimum healing from such […]

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Stuck On Wide Open: The Hidden Dangers of Emotional Dysregulation

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Emotional regulation, or the ability to manage one’s emotions, is perhaps the most dramatically visible and the prototypical feature of human personality. Many people appear to be mostly in command of their emotions at critical moments, while others appear to be particularly (and sometimes explosively) reactive to environmental and interpersonal challenges. In general, affective or […]

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Help, my teenager is driving me crazy!

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Adolescence is a transitional period in the human life span, linking childhood and adulthood. Numerous changes are happening between 12 and 18 years of age. Sometimes these changes begin as early as 10 years old. Often competent parents who have enjoyed the job of parenting become unhinged during their child’s adolescent years. I often hear […]

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Protect Your Children!

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With all the media coverage about the Penn State case this week, my friend Allen Hunt asked me to join him on The Allen Hunt Show to talk about sexual abuse and protecting our children. Here are few quick tips for protecting your children: First, get real!  Don’t pretend this doesn’t happen.  Statistically, 1 in […]

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