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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Why the Nautilus Shell?

Why the Nautilus shell? What appears as an ordinary shell is quite spectacular when what’s inside is revealed. Beginning life with just four chambers, a nautilus develops an average of 30 by adulthood. Like this faceted creature, young people go through an incredible series of changes throughout their lives. One…

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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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