21 Ways to Say “I Love You” to Tweens/Teens

21 Ways to Say “I Love You” to Tweens/Teens

Tweens and teens often struggle with receiving affection. They embarrass easily and some would rather die than be seen kissing their mothers in public. At a time when they lack self-confidence in ma . . .

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How to Help Teens Learn Responsibility and Independence

How to Help Teens Learn Responsibility and Independence

A recent article in The New York Times reported that 30 percent of college freshmen do not return their sophomore year. Teens are heading off to college only to find that they are unprepared for new . . .

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26 Ways to Help Teens Find More Peace

26 Ways to Help Teens Find More Peace

Teens have a lot to manage with school, activities, social media, changing bodies and pressure from many directions. Like the rest of us, teens can benefit from more calm in their lives. But because . . .

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Pros and Cons of Hiring a College Admissions Counselor

Pros and Cons of Hiring a College Admissions Counselor

When it comes to applying for college, the numbers can be overwhelming. Elite schools boast single digit admissions rates, a four-year education can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and applic . . .

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How to Prepare for College Applications Over Summer

How to Prepare for College Applications Over Summer

Most high school juniors and rising seniors would rather hang out at the beach than think about school this summer. But if college is a dream, summer is a great time to make it a reality. Thanks to . . .

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15 Essential Items Missing from Your Teen’s College Packing List

15 Essential Items Missing from Your Teen’s College Packing List

When my daughter went off to college, we packed every inch of our Suburban with clothes, dorm bedding and accessories, cleaning supplies and snacks. It didn’t take long to discover she needed a fe . . .

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10 Things Kids Should Know Before Leaving for College

10 Things Kids Should Know Before Leaving for College

Your teen has survived testing, essays, applications and the waiting game. Now it’s time to teach your college-bound child some important life skills before he heads out to explore the world on hi . . .

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Alternatives to College for High School Graduates

Alternatives to College for High School Graduates

There is an enormous amount of pressure on teens to rush off to college immediately following high school graduation. While there are many students who can’t wait to pursue this next phase of educ . . .

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8 Tips to Make the Most of College Tours

8 Tips to Make the Most of College Tours

If your teen is considering colleges outside your zip code, time zone or even in a different country, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to visit each one. There is plenty of information available onl . . .

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Ideas for Prom Night

Ideas for Prom Night

It's Prom Season! High School proms have little resemblance to the ones parents had in their high school days. Most proms today are held in fancy venues where teens arrive in limousines and par . . .

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6 Trending Apps Teens Are Using in 2019

6 Trending Apps Teens Are Using in 2019

If your teen seems permanently melded to his phone these days (and let’s be honest, whose isn’t?), it’s a good idea to have some knowledge about what he’s actually doing on it. Sure, you’v . . .

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