Our focus at Crumbine Ed is two-fold: helping families choose the right schools for their children and helping parents and students know how to engage with those schools to get the best education possible.

 Our ever-growing video collection of tips and tools help you do just that. 

On Middle School: Shifting Your Role From Parent to Coach

When your child starts middle school, that isn't the time to back off. It's the time to shift your role, to build capacity in your children so they can be successful academically and personally. Click here to learn more and to download our student guide. 

Public or Private School? Tips on How to Choose

One of the questions I hear most often is "should we go public or private?" Maybe you went to public schools and your partner went to private. You both turned out okay, but now you're trying to make a decision for your child, and you want to make the right one.

The Conversation Every Parent Should Have With Their High School Freshman

If it's one thing I know for sure, it's this: Kids who start high school with a vision are the ones who graduate with the most options and opportunity. Here's something every high school parent can do to help their teen have a plan to succeed.

How to Have A Better Relationship With Your High Schooler

There’s actually a way to strengthen your relationship with your son/daughter during high school. Intrigued? Here’s how.


Talking to Your Child’s School About Diversity

Diversity in school is about perspective. It's about looking at things from a variety of angles. It's about exposure. It's about learning. Here's how you can broach the conversation with your child's school and how you can support your children to do the same.

Our Children's Success Depends On Honesty 

Our children's success is closely tied to this one thing: our honesty.



On Middle School: What It's Really About

Your child's success in school in middle school is closely tied to something that has nothing to do with academics. For the full video on ways to help your teen be successful in school click here.

Worried Your Child Isn't Being Challenged In School?

Recently, parents have reached out to me because they don't feel their children are being challenged enough in school. All 3 want to explore switching schools. While that is a potential solution, here's something parents can/should do in the meantime.

Dr. Ruth Simmons, Prairie View A&M President, Shares Her Wisdom

President Dr. Ruth Simmons was the keynote speaker at Houston Area YES Prep Public Schools' luncheon yesterday. She said something that every child, every parent, every person needs to hear. #youcandohardthings

Why Not Set Our Kids Up For Success In High School?

Could a chef prepare a meal without pots or pans? Sure. Will it be infinitely harder? Absolutely. That's exactly what it's like sending our kids into high school without giving them the tools to be successful.

On A Mission to Do More: Why I Started Crumbine Ed’s Online Parent School

Over the last 3 years, I’ve helped hundreds of parents navigate their school options to find the right school for their child. But there are so many more who want/need help. After wrestling with the question “How can I take care of more kids?” I found the answer.