Archive for 2016

10 Affordable Holiday Gifts For the Student in Your Life

10 Affordable Holiday Gifts For the Student in Your Life As you wrap up up your late night study sessions, fill in your final Scantron bubble, and turn in your term papers, there’s one big light at the end of the tunnel: winter break. But wait! Before you turn off your brain and get into…

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All About the FAFSA: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

All About the FAFSA: Who, What, When, Where, and Why? If you’re anything like I was as a high school senior, the only thing that intimidates you half as much as the cost of college tuition is the paperwork you’re expected to sort through for financial aid. Truthfully, anything that had to do with taxes,…

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Making the Most of Your College Visits

Making the Most of Your College Visits  When it comes to choosing the place you’ll spend the next chapter of your life, college visits are absolutely invaluable. It doesn’t matter if you stalk the university’s official Instagram, watch dozens of YouTube videos, read a pamphlet, and scour the school’s website – there is nothing quite…

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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

The Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year If you haven’t heard, Malia Obama got into Harvard. While she probably jumped around gleefully in the privacy of her own bedroom (you know, in the Whitehouse), she responded coolly by saying, “Hold that thought.” Malia is going to take a year off between high school and…

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Some Tips to Ease Your Freshman Fears

Some Tips to Ease Your Freshman Fears Transitioning to high school is daunting. I remember walking to my very first high school class when ­– hooray! – I saw a friendly face in the sea of upperclassmen. I stopped to give them a quick, nervous hug, only to hear someone yell, “MOVE, FRESHMAN!” Ah, those were the…

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Homework & Studying Hacks for Students with ADD or ADHD

Homework & Studying Hacks for Students with ADD or ADHD ADD, Attention-Deficit Disorder, and ADHD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, can make high school tough. If you’re a student or the parent of a student with ADD or ADHD, you know that it can make the academic pressures of high school that much more intense. While everyone with…

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Five Tips for the Parent with a Gifted (and Bored) Child

 Five Tips for the Parent with a Gifted (and Bored) Child Being a gifted student is a wonderful thing… most of the time. When a child isn’t being sufficiently challenged at school, it’s easy for them to get bored, restless, and frustrated. This can cause a variety of issues, from misbehaving to mentally checking out from…

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When Should Parents Intervene at School?

When Should Parents Intervene at School? It’s the million dollar question. Where do you draw the line between being an attentive, involved parent and being a suffocating helicopter parent? How can you use your own life experience to help your teen while still allowing them to learn from their own mistakes? When, oh when, should…

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Tips & Tricks for Students with Dyslexia

Tips & Tricks for Students with Dyslexia  Having a learning disability adds an extra level of difficulty to the already challenging work in school. Dyslexia is a learning disability that actually describes a cluster of different difficulties, all dealing with language. It can make reading, transcribing notes, pronouncing words, writing papers, and many other tasks…

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