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Choose the Right College: Get to Know Yourself

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Choose the Right College: Get to Know Yourself

There are so many colleges out there that the prospect of finding the one that's your perfect match can seem overwhelming. You may already know something about certain schools through things you've heard from friends, family, and reading college brochures, but how are you supposed to know which ones might be worth investigating and which one will ultimately be a good choice for you?

Think about it this way: You're trying to match two elements--yourself and a college.

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Updated: March 15, 2019

Why Independent Play is Vital for Raising Empowered Children

toddler playing independently

Today, children’s play is often tainted with boxes to check and points to score. So often teachers will say things like, “They think they’re playing, but really they’re learning” to which I think: “What’s the difference?!” and further: “Why isn’t playing enough? Why does there have to be a quantifiable, measurable end”?

Play IS the point.

More: The Importance of Play in 21st Century Learning

Creativity Belongs to Children

Creativity Belongs to Children

When very young children start playing, with toys or with crayons, they listen to and trust themselves. They eagerly follow their instincts and their urge to explore the immense world in which they have just arrived. They seem to flow with the inner current of their creativity, and with amazing freedom. Adults love to watch the ease and enjoyment children have in inventing, and we marvel at the direct contact they have with creation.

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by: Sandra Berger, M.Ed.

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College Planning for Gifted Kids

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College Planning for Gifted Kids

Deciding on college starts with your own self-discovery. Once you can begin to answer questions about yourself -- your values, strengths, interests, and needs -- you're on the right road to matching who you are and what you want with what a college offers. Start with your grade, below.

Seventh Grade

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Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Your Grown Child: How Much Should You Help?

Don't Go There

A study by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling shows that 64 percent of all students graduating from college owe at least $1,843 on their credit cards. Twenty percent have credit card debt of $10,000 or more.

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Are You a Saver or a Spender?

Are You a Saver or a Spender?

If you know to the nickel how much money is in your wallet or purse at this moment, keep track of exactly how much you spend and where you spend it, buy only clothing that doesn't need to be dry cleaned, and eat pasta three times a week to stretch your food dollars, you're probably a saver.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Preparing for a College Interview

Preparing for a College Interview

Some colleges, especially the larger universities, no longer require an interview as part of the application process. If your child chooses to interview, and if the school allows it as an option, make sure he prepares. It is his opportunity to become known on an individual level, and the impression he makes could be the deciding factor in competitive admissions.

Preparations

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College Recommendations

College Recommendations

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

Most selective colleges ask their applicants to submit two recommendations from teachers. These can have an important bearing on your chances -? particularly if they are negative. Here are some guidelines that should help you secure better recommendations:

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Homeschooling Teens: Teaching and Record Keeping

Homeschooling Teens:
Teaching and Record Keeping

Isabel Shaw  

What Subjects Do I Teach?


Homeschooling: The Teen Years by Cafi Cohen outlines how to set up and follow a high school curriculum. If your child plans to attend college, Cohen advises you to begin your studies with the following subjects:

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Choosing the Right Cat for You

Choosing the Right Cat for You

Whether you decide on a Domestic or a purebred, the next step is to become an informed consumer. Let's look at some of the general choices you have when seeking a feline friend—coat length, sex, age, energy, and personality traits.

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Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Ways to Bond With Your Teen Before College

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The time is approaching to send your teen off to her first year of college. How did this time possibly arrive so fast? Don’t you remember getting dropped off at college yourself like it was yesterday? Though your head and heart may be spinning with questions and emotions, this summer is essentially a milestone moment for your family. Thinking through how you would like to ensure that you get in some bonding time with your teen in advance is important so you can both make the most of this special summer.

Updated: March 2, 2021

How to Help Your Teen Choose a College

mom helping teen choose a college

Applying to college is stressful enough—all those essays, SAT and ACT scores, and non-stop chatter in school about who’s going where...it can be overwhelming for teens and parents alike. Thankfully, (and take it from my parents who put four kids through four different colleges and tackled various loans and grant paperwork en route!) you can safely make it through the daunting application and decision process. It just takes organization, patience, and logic.

High Achievers: What Price Are They Paying?

High Achievers: What Price Are They Paying?

A Harvard Interviewer's Honest Assessment
They come to me with SATs pushing 1600 and more awards than military heroes. The valedictorians. The student leaders. The super-jocks. They are applying to Harvard. They are the children you want your kids to become.

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Pregnancy: First Things First; Get Thee to a Doctor

Find the Right Health Care Provider for Your Pregnancy

Choosing a doctor is probably one of the most critical factors of your pregnancy, but for many women, it's not an area that they want to address. It just feels too hard trying to figure out where to find a doctor and which one matches you. If you already have an OB/GYN, you're the lucky one. If not, just how do you choose the doctor who is right for you?

More: Interviewing Your Doctor

Goal Setting for Your College-Bound Child

Goal Setting for Your College-Bound Child

College students are treated very differently than they were in high school. The entire system is geared toward making them responsible for their choices and actions. They are expected to really want to grow up. If they resist too much they are going to wind up confused, depressed, or out of touch with their peers. And the school will let them know if they aren't making the grade.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Picking the Right Music Teacher for Your Child

Picking the Right Music Teacher for Your Child

Brought to you by MENC: The National Association for Music Education

It's easy to be overwhelmed by the prospect of evaluating a music teacher for your child, especially if you have no music background yourself. But now you can relax -- we've taken the guesswork out of the selection process with this checklist.

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Updated: June 30, 2022

My Son Doesn't Want to Go to College: What Can I Do?

No College No Problem

To hear a lot of people talk, a high school graduate has two options: university or a life of poverty and uncertainty. Unfortunately, not every teenager wants to go to college.

Fortunately, there are more options after high school than pursuing a college degree. And many of those options can lead to secure, well-paying employment, even without that four-year degree.

Here are a few.

Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field

A Break in Tradition
"Jack, Jack -- he's our man! If he can't do it...Susie can!"

Opportunities for girls and women in sports are on the rise, but leveling the playing field often means altering some old and very popular traditions.

This winter at Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, New Jersey, the girls' basketball team ran the floor while the school's band rocked out tunes of encouragement from the stands. The players were pumped. The crowd roared.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Teens

Homeschooling Teens

The Whys, and the Must-Haves

The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.

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Updated: May 24, 2022

A Parent's Guide to Managing Chronic Illness in College

Boy with chronic illness in college dorm scrolling on his phone

College is a time of change and worry for every parent and teen, but if your child has a chronic illness, medical issues, or disability you have a lot more to worry about. You’ve probably been on the front lines helping your child manage his or her condition, but this will be the first time they will be flying solo on all fronts, so it’s important that you know how to support them so they can care for themselves.

Finding Your Homeschool Style

Finding Your Homeschool Style

Isabel Shaw

When I was first thinking about homeschooling, I asked a homeschool mom to describe her typical day. I was puzzled when she replied that there was no such thing as a typical day.

"What type of curriculum do you use?" I asked.

"Well, we're eclectic homechoolers, so we pick and choose our resources as we go along," she replied.

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