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May 19
2015

Undying Love

I hung up the phone with a very bad feeling in my gut. Mr. Jones called from his doctor’s office. He sounded strange, cryptic at best. He was leaving the doctor and wanted to come straight to my office. I made a hole in my schedule and waited for him to arrive. From doctor’s office to guidance counselor’s office—this did not sound good. Minutes later Mr. Jones sat across from me with tears pouring down his face. His daughter, Sally, was a junior in high school. “I have ju...

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May 04
2015

The Parenting 10 Commandments

The first time I met John and Mary I thought that they seemed mature beyond their years. They were in their mid twenties, yet mixed effortlessly with much older people. I soon learned they had lost five infants to premature labor and birth. They had been losing babies for more than 5 years. The heartbreak of loss and grief was etched into their faces and their lives. No wonder they seemed older than they were. I connected with them immediately because in the past I had experienced infertility, ...

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Mar 24
2015

How To Drug Proof Your Kids in Three Not-So Easy Steps

As a high school counselor, there was one day, many years ago, in which everything lined up, fell into place, and worked. This one day clicked exactly like you wish every day could. The day began with the chemistry teacher leaving me a message about a good student who was falling behind. In fact, it was so out of character for the student that the teacher was convinced something big was happening. Based on what other students were saying and the student’s behavior she had observed the teacher ...

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May 10
2013

Preventing Suicide, Signs and Symptoms to Watch For and What To Do?

Recently the adult son of a well-known evangelist committed suicide. I know of this family, and let me assure you they are a family of love and support. Likewise, I have a cousin who chose to take his own life, and to this day his absence is a huge void in our family. Marie Osmond has been open and public about the suicide of one of her sons. All of these young men were young adults from healthy, loving families, so know that no family is secure or immune from such tragedy and sorrow. Teens and ...

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Apr 09
2013

Cain, the First Cheater

Scripture:  Genesis 4:6-8   Insight: One honor student found the key to a science vocabulary quiz online. He found it on the text book’s corresponding website. He texted twenty of his best friends. Twenty honor students then went online and memorized the answers. They all scored 100% on the vocabulary quiz their teacher handed out. How many honor students cheated and tried to go an easier route? This sounds like a hypothetical mathematical word problem! However, it was an act...

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Mar 04
2013

AP Exams: To Take or Not To Take?

As the calendar turns to March, many students are deciding whether to take an AP Exam or not. Advanced Placement classes are critical for entrance into selective universities. AP classes are also great preparation for university level studies. They help a student know how to study in college and what to expect academically. However, do you have to take the AP Exam at the end of the Advanced Placement class? Technically, the answer is “no”. Many high schools highly recommend it and many unive...

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What Clients are saying about Gwyn Schneck

SPEAKER & COUNSELOR - "Mrs. Schneck is the greatest counselor! She gave me not only guidance but hope during my high school career. This allowed me to attend my dream school. She is a kind women who truly cares about her students." Tori Bahe, Student, Stanford

COUNSELOR - "Mrs. Schneck was nothing short of my guiding light during my time in high school. From day one of my freshman year, there was no one that I felt safer going to with any problem, be it academic, personal, or spiritual. I always knew in the most secure of ways that her arms would be wide open, her ear would be keen, and her heart tender and ready to guide me through my tribulations. This special mentor-student relationship could easily be deemed my single greatest source of success during my time in high school." John Delgado-McCollum, Student, Georgetown

COUNSELOR & TEACHER - “Having worked with Gwyn Schneck as a member of her counseling staff, I’ve seen her demonstrate a perfect balance of cognitive and affective abilities as she interacts with students and adults of diverse backgrounds, ages, life styles and personality types. Gwyn is everything anyone would ever want in a professional counselor and as personal friend to adults and children alike.” Steven C. Mancuso M.Ed.