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Jan26
How to Prep for College Without Losing Your Mind: a Year-by-Year Guide

How to Prep for College Without Losing Your Mind: a Year-by-Year Guide

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Tired of “expert” advice on readying your high schooler to get into a top college? Me, too. I like realism, and a non-stressed kid. Here’s my take.

Jan12
College Prep Shouldn’t Be College Madness

College Prep Shouldn’t Be College Madness

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I’m so tired of the notion that it’s up to parents to figure out their kids’ college choices, and to do so starting in middle school, to boot. That’s silly.

Nov18
Helping Kids with Homework: Yes or No?

Helping Kids with Homework: Yes or No?

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Ah, homework. It can be the bane of your existence. It may be your nightly battle. Here we tackle finding the balance between helping your children accomplish their responsibilities and fostering independence.

Oct13
Dear Teacher: My Disabled Child Is Not Lazy

Dear Teacher: My Disabled Child Is Not Lazy

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Having an invisible disability is hard; having an invisible disability as a high school student and being scoffed at by a teacher is worse. Don’t be that teacher.

Oct09
College Application Time: Numbers and Considerations

College Application Time: Numbers and Considerations

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Have a high school senior in the house? You’re likely right in the thick of college applications, so here’s some food for thought as you go.

Sep15
Busting College Application Myths

Busting College Application Myths

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In the fall-of-senior-year panic of “must”s and “should”s, I think applying to college ends up being a lot scarier than it needs to be. Relax. You can do this!

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