5 Summer Activities That Stand Out on a College Application

Here’s the truth: Colleges are looking for well-rounded students who are committed to activities that they are passionate about. Summer is the perfect opportunity for students to demonstrate these qualities. It can be easy to spend all summer on the couch binge watching Netflix or Snapchatting friends, but those activities…

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How to Keep Your Teen Focused and Happy

The end of the school year is in sight and teachers, students, and parents are starting to wind down. Those healthy lunches you packed so diligently in the beginning of the year have gone from this… to this… Teacher’s Facebook posts are beginning to feature a lot of margarita close…

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The Top 4 Reasons Teens Don’t Talk to Teachers

In my work at a public high school, I often come across students who don’t talk to their teachers. Does this seem odd to anyone else? They seem to think that their teacher doesn’t like them or that they will be bothering their teacher if they ask them to talk…

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7 Secrets to Raising Awesome Functional Teenagers

This woman says it all. I love her perspective on raising teenagers. She reminds us that we need to ” Disbelieve the myth that teenagers are sullen, angry creatures who slam doors and hate their parents.” She (and I) believe that teenagers are incredible. “They are funny, smart, eager to…

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You’re Majoring in What?!

“So, what are you majoring in?” (And if you answer with anything other than business, law, or pre-med, feel free to whisper your answer). Ahh, the dreaded question. “What are you majoring in?”. It evokes just as much stress as, “What are you doing after senior year?”. Now that you’ve…

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