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High School Advice

What This High School Counselor Wants Parents To Know

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 09.13.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Today's parents are flooded with well-meaning advice, but it's not always practical or easy to implement.

The Black Advocacy in Schools Series: Parents and Guardians

Charles Cole III | Posted 07.23.2016 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

Below are some of the best practices that I have utilized to help a bunch of parents better support their children. This is the first entry in a series to support black advocacy. There will be articles to support teachers/administrators and students. Hopefully this is helpful.

The 3 Biggest Things I Wish I Didn't Stress Over In High School

Opal Vadhan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Teen
Opal Vadhan

Even though I loved high school, I wouldn't go back and do it again. Don't get me wrong -- I had a lot of great times and great memories, but there were also many days I spent stressing over the littlest things.

12 Things I Want My Brother To Know On His First Day Of High School

Taylor Trudon | Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen
Taylor Trudon

"Cool" isn't doing what your friends are doing. "Cool" is being confident in where you stand. Never apologize for liking what you like. In the immortal words of Taylor Swift, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate." So you do you, dude.

A Letter To The Class Of 2015 (And To Myself)

Kara Chyung | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen
Kara Chyung

So are there any words of wisdom or comfort that I can offer to my fellow members of the class of 2015? I can only share with you the advice that I give to myself and do my best to follow.

11 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started High School

Carly Steyer | Posted 09.17.2014 | Teen
Carly Steyer

I wouldn't change much of my high school experience, I don't think, even though there were some days where things went horribly wrong. But I do wish I'd known a few things when I stepped into those bustling hallways on the first day of freshman year.

5 Things Every Teen Is Tired Of Hearing

Amy Yoelin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

When I hit the age bracket of being a teenager, everything changed -- from the books I read, to the websites I used. At the same time, I found that more and more people would expect the following from me.

18 Things I've Learned Before Turning 18

Hannah Strohmeier | Posted 06.03.2014 | Teen
Hannah Strohmeier

As my 18th birthday is quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of, what I consider to be, pretty valuable lessons. Here are 18 things I have figured out before I reach this milestone that is important to every teenager.

6 Very Real Lessons We Can Learn From 'Adventure Time'

Cat Blake | Posted 05.01.2014 | Teen
Cat Blake

Adventure Time has taught me many things that I didn't expect to learn, especially coming from a show that has talking pastries and magical dogs as characters.

33 Things High School Seniors Wish They Knew As Freshmen

Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

We asked our Twitter followers in their final year of high school to share the ONE piece of advice they wish they could have given their freshman selv...

Not Stacking Up To Your Friends? That's OK

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kathryn Cua, Hinsdale Ce...

24 Awesome Pieces Of Advice Every Teen Should Follow

Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

Being 16 is kind of a big deal -- you're no longer a total n00b (a.k.a. high school freshman), you don't have to stress about college apps (yet) and y...

9 Incredible Pieces Of Wisdom From Teens For 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

While the words "2013" and "teenagers" may conjure up images of selfies and twerking, here at HuffPost Teen, we don't buy it. Reflecting on the year, ...

20 Ways To Finish High School Regret-Free

Posted 10.01.2013 | Teen

Whether it was being too afraid to ask your crush to homecoming or that geometry test that you bombed because you binged-watched "Teen Wolf" the night...

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About High School

Danielle Woo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Danielle Woo

As a teenager, you get a lot of things shouted at you from all different directions and it's often overwhelming. I've learned a lot over the last few years of high school and often find myself wishing so badly to be able to go back in time and talk to 14-year-old me. Here are some things I wish someone would have informed me in my naive, dreamer girl days.

HuffPost Teen's Ultimate Senior Year Survival Guide

Posted 09.03.2013 | Teen

School has officially started for the graduating class of 2014. This means that, despite any skepticism you may have had, you and your friends managed...

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Senior Year

Posted 08.15.2013 | Teen

By Riley Griffin, 17 Having reached the final chapter of my high school existence, I’ve spent the end of summer reflecting on my last three years...

What High School Means to Me

Michaela Klembara | Posted 10.13.2013 | Teen
Michaela Klembara

Don't be drama queen. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems. Chemistry and Biology won't ruin your life like you think they will, although Anatomy might.

What Is Your #1 Goal For The New School Year?

Posted 08.03.2013 | Teen

August is somehow already here (!!), which means back-to-school prep is right around the corner. So, we can't help but wonder: What do you want to do ...

See What I See

Charley Johnson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Empathy is a day-to-day struggle of sorts, a test of our compassion and capacity for listening with understanding. It pushes us to break from the limits of our own stories, our own biases, and see someone in a different light.

3 Great Reasons To Take A Gap Year (And 3 Terrible Ones)

| Posted 07.05.2013 | Teen

By Gillian Katz For some students, the progression from high school directly into college life feels natural. For others, the transition is more un...

The Most & Least Useful Things You Learn In School

Posted 07.03.2013 | Teen

Will anything I learn here actually help me after I graduate? It's the ultimate question everyone asks themselves during super long, boring classes...

I Think My Teacher Hates Me -- Now What?

This article was written by a teen reporter from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Rachel Holderman Bartle...

A Letter to My Nephew

Charley Johnson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

In 14 quick years, you'll enter high school. It might not seem "quick" to you, but trust me, 14 years is nothing. Regardless, don't sweat it. It will be fine. Even when it's not, even when the air feels so thick it is hard to breathe, know that you'll come out the other end and do great things.

20/20 Hindsight Guide for Surviving High School (and Beyond)

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Grown And Flown

The window in which to reach our kids on lessons about character and values can be shorter than we think.