Expert Advice

Why Self-Acceptance in College Admissions & Transitions is the First Step

Self-acceptance in college admissions is like a pair of jeans… Yep, the good ole blue jeans. Think about how your favorite pair of jeans fit – the ones that you wear to the grocery store, to pick up the kids, to the football games or swim meets… They even have a little stretch to allow for those extra doughnuts that you sneak in. You always feel good wearing them. These jeans may not make you feel like the most chic version of yourself, but they are you.  Now, I want you to think about your special jeans – the ones

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Sweet Sorrow and New Beginnings

Dear BFC High School Graduate and Parent(s), The launch countdown is imminent. As I write this, I feel a lump in my throat because I understand the stress of logistics and expenses, but mostly the high and low emotions of this transition. I want you to be prepared to handle this transition, whether they are heading to college, the military, a Gap Year, or other plans that entail leaving home. College move-in day for my only child was one of the hardest days of my life. Even though I thought I was prepared, my emotions took me by surprise. The

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In Response to the Singer Scandal: Ethical Educational Consulting

On Mar 12th, 2019, Fox 26 interviewed Dr. Beth Dennard, owner and director of Bright Futures Consulting (BFC). Her goal during the interview was to represent the thousands of ethical educational professionals in light of the recent Justice Department’s investigation and subsequent allegations of cheating, bribes, and other crimes by college officials and high-powered and wealthy clients, as well as unethical educational consultants. The first step in finding an ethical educational consultant is knowing what to look for. Dr. Dennard and her team at Bright Futures, in business since 1999, are experienced and credentialed. They have helped thousands of students

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