We live in a digital age and many high school students today document much of their lives online. When applying to college, all aspects of an applicant are taken into consideration, and often times this can include his or her online presence.
Whether jobs, internships or hobbies, some of your teen's summer activities should focus on building his or her life skills. Even situations that highlight the need to choose a different path are valuable summer experiences.
My son will graduate from high school next week. He is moving on: to college, to independence, to a life without me. I am happy for him. And I can honestly say that I am ready.
Thinking of these graduates, I turn to Jeremiah, as I often do: "For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."
For the parents out there, it's a good idea to push past our own comfort zones when thinking about what might be possible for our kids.
If you're trapped inside a school that doesn't engage you and you're willing to make a change, then I have good news for you: You can leave school tomorrow and never look back. All you have to do is become a homeschooler.
These grads shared the live-and-learn insider information to campus life and career that they can't always teach you at orientation or in class (or in some cases, they try to teach it, but you might be too stubborn to listen.). Here are four of their stories.
Biology has guaranteed that the energy of youth will erupt with each new generation. The question is, how should we deal with it?
I now and you know that our teens are busy evaluating each other. Today, though, even I was shocked when I learned that the male teens at Issaquah Hig...
Right now, you are very focused on making sure the "right" girls like you. You are wishing you could buy Guess jeans, and hoping that your mother lets you cut the necks off your Champion sweatshirts.
Is Algebra II irrelevant for most students? The answer is yes, if we are to believe a new report from the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE), which finds that few community college courses require much more than a solid grounding in middle school math.
Good luck with your college list! If you have online or hard copy suggestions you'd like to share with readers, please note them below in comments.
Students are ready and willing to learn. We, as parents and educators, and even policy makers and financial institutions, need to step up to help them succeed.
The tribute I want to pay in this blog is to a group of high school and college students I work with in a support group. Each individual shares a common family experience: separation and/or divorce.
The other day, one of my 800-and-counting friends on Facebook mailed me a package. I barely know him, never met him in person, yet I received a delicious chocolate torte.
I am not suggesting that a little lip gloss at age 12 is a dreadful thing. I am talking about extremes here.