Back-to-School Basics: What Parents Need to Know About High School

Back-to-School Basics: What Parents Need to Know About High School

Have a child starting high school soon? At the outset of a new school year, particularly when kids level up to high school, there is a lot of new information for kids and parents to absorb. Here are . . .

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

High school graduation is rapidly approaching, but your senior is totally burned out, with no clue what comes next. Until he finds better focus and direction, the reality of paying tens of thousands . . .

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