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Maren Schmidt focuses on younger children, her approach is wonderful. A respected author, Montessori  teacher, she offers a great newsletter as well as lectures, web based workshops and seminars.



The Defining Decade     by Meg Jay


Drawing from more than ten years of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, Dr. Jay weaves the science of the twentysomething years with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. She shares what psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, reproductive specialists, human resources executives, and economists know about the unique power of our twenties and how they change our lives. The result is a provocative and sometimes poignant read that shows us why our twenties do matter. Our twenties are a time when the things we do–and the things we don’t do–will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come.


For the past 30 years, William Ury has served as a mediator, writer and speaker working with conflicts ranging from family feuds to boardroom battles to ethnic wars. This site is a gateway to his work. Whether you’re interested in reaching agreement in your everyday life or at the global level, our goal is to provide you with resources, insights, and inspiration. Feel free to explore!