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Realistic Ways To Talk To Your Teen About Drinking

Ask a group of parents what they worry about most when it comes to raising teenagers, and many of them will rank drinking and drug use near the top of their list. Most of us have heard (or even witnessed) horror stories about underage drinking, and naturally want to protect teenagers from making potentially life-altering…

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How To Learn In Big College Classes

Adjusting to big class sizes in college can be a huge learning curve for college freshmen. Going from 20 to 30 students per class in high school to suddenly being one of 200 in a massive lecture hall can trip up even the most focused students. After all… does the teacher even care that you’re…

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What Parents Can Take Away From The College Application Process

Teens can (obviously) learn a lot about themselves through the college application and admissions process. They have to really start envisioning their future, from what they want to learn to where they want to learn it. They start considering potential careers and even dreaming of things like marriage and family. But guess what? As their…

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How Comparison Is Stealing Our Joy (And Five Ways To Stop Doing It)

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” You’ve probably heard that quote before, and that’s because it’s an incredibly relatable one. It’s also never been truer for teens than it is today, who see every party, vacation, outfit, and achievement of their peers on social media. Everywhere you look, there’s another photo from someone’s highlight reel,…

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You Can Do Hard Things In 2019

It seems like there are two kinds of people in January: those who passionately believe in setting New Year’s Resolutions, and those who find them completely and utterly pointless. I interact with both types, and I get both of their views. On one hand, resolutions are an amazing way to set new goals and aim…

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Vaping: Fact vs. Fiction

Vaping: FACT vs. FICTION . . Vape use has exploded among high school and college students. According to a survey by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report using a vaping device within the past year. Because vapes are small, easy to conceal, and don’t reek…

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5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT

5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT . When you look at a breakdown of the ACT, it can feel a bit overwhelming. It seems like there are so many questions, yet so little time. One of the best ways you can do your best on this test (aside from preparing thoroughly)…

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Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays

Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays . You’ve finally wrapped up your Common App essays, and you take a deep breath. The end is in sight! Well, once you tackle the college-specific essays that your top choice schools require. It can be tempting to slack a bit on these… after all, they aren’t the important,…

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