Senior year in high school — How you and your student can make it through

Senior year in high school — How you and your student can make it through

Having survived the pressures of junior year, your son or daughter is already familiar with the hectic and demanding schedule that typifies the second half of high school. However, additional balancing skills are required for the high wire act that is fall of senior year. In addition to having full and rigorous academic schedules, seniors

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Junior year — Navigating big changes

Junior year — Navigating big changes

Junior year of high school is a pivotal time for our teens. When my daughter began 11th grade just weeks ago, I’ll admit I felt the same trepidation I experienced when my son, now a college sophomore, started his junior year in high school. Then I remembered this truth: While this third year of high

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Dear First-Time College Parent

Dear First-Time College Parent

Congratulations on getting to this point! Despite some bumps in the road, you produced a son or daughter who is ready for college and that’s no small feat. It’s likely that you’re filled with strong and possibly conflicting emotions: pride in your student and their accomplishments, sadness about leaving them and concern about their ability

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The dangers of vaping

The dangers of vaping

The e-cigarette market has exploded in recent years. The business is estimated at 3.5 billion dollars in the United States, and in 2014, e-cigarette manufacturers in the U.S. spent $125 million advertising their products. E-cigarettes, commonly known as “vapes,” are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid to a boiling point into an aerosol used by

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The Games Your Kids Are Playing

The Games Your Kids Are Playing

I was curious what the hottest games these days are among teens and college students, so I asked around and compiled this list of the top ones. I’ve included a brief description, so you can be in the know. You may even want to try some of the games yourself! Card and Board Games Apples to Apples

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