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High School Graduation

An Open Letter To High School Graduates

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 06.29.2016 | Teen
Eva Lesko Natiello

While I wish you a great future, what I really wish for you is a great summer. Because if you learn to appreciate the now, you'll always have it to reflect on. If you forever focus on tomorrow, you'll never truly have today. Congratulations and good luck!

After High School Graduation, The Leaving Period

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

A year ago, a friend of mine whose child had just graduated from high school suggested I write an article about this big milestone. I thought about it and decided to wait. It would have been like writing a guidebook about Paris based on internet research, without actually going there and seeing the light, smelling the bread. A year later, my son has just graduated from high school. Let's just say I've seen the light. I assume that's why there are tears in my eyes all the time.

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts For Grads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Faith Hope Consolo

Graduation season is time to celebrate huge milestones and your gift choice is very important. There was a time when graduation gifts consisted of mon...

Class of 2016: Follow Your Dreams, Make a Difference

T.A. Barron | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
T.A. Barron

I've always loved a good story. As a kid, I dreamed up stories and poems, sometimes to avoid doing homework, sometimes just for the fun of messing aro...

Malia Obama's Taking A Gap Year, What About Your Child?

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

When our youngest son told us that he wasn't interested in college tours, and needed a break from school, I wasn't really surprised. He had been miserable in school for most of his four years of high school, and the idea of going straight to college was something he did not want to do.

I Graduated High School with My Pug

Pavlina Osta | Posted 06.08.2016 | Teen
Pavlina Osta

It's high school graduation 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 626 seniors were lining up backstage at the Ocean Center and I am one of the graduati...

My Universal, All-Purpose Address to the Graduates, 2016

Tom Morris | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

You all: Aim High. Dig Deep. Work Hard. Love Well. Play Often. Do Good. Encourage Others. Give Thanks. You matter. I'm serious. Your Fan....

Coda: The High School Senior Decision That Became A College Freshman Evolution

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Laura Berman Fortgang

Employable, profitable, steady. Isn't that what most people would want their kid's course of study and career trajectory to be? For my eldest son, that path lasted less than the first semester of his freshman year and I couldn't be happier.

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

What I Want My Son's Graduating Class to Know About The Death of Their Classmate

Trina Bartlett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Trina Bartlett

Nobody in the Class of 2016 can rewind the clock a week and get a do-over, and there is still plenty more heartache to come for everyone involved in this situation. In a situation like this, turning life lessons into action is a matter of life and death.

Observations From Below: Transitioning Into College

Bryan Dooley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

In college, you're on your own to find the help you need, even if you don't know what that need is yet. The following are a few tips to assist in your quest for higher education.

Class Valedictorian Treated Like a High School Failure; No Critical Thinking on The Part of School Officials

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.26.2016 | Black Voices
Steve Siebold

What happened to Andrew Jones demonstrates such a lack of critical thinking, it's unbelievable. It's time we check delusion at the door and start operating from objective reality. It's time we put our efforts into solving problems that really matter. It's time we become critical thinkers.

The Gift of Goodbye

Dorothy Lucey | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Dorothy Lucey

Apparently I raised a veal. And my calf is about to leave the crate. Got to teach my son how to do laundry. And how to cook.

Nobody's Perfect, but We'll Get it Right

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 05.25.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I read a lot of graduation speeches during my writing process, and, I have to say, the majority of them were painfully, terribly boring. One of them s...

Manifest Your Dream Career (Guided Audio Meditation)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

To help students find their own path, I also interviewed over 100 leaders in a multitude of respected fields to share how they found their path and tips they would have for my students.

Please Stop Giving Graduates These 'Inspirational' Messages

Amy Morin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Amy Morin

Every graduation season, parents, professors and commencement speakers shower graduates with pearls of wisdom about life after school. The same "inspirational messages" get recycled and repeated. Unfortunately, much of the advice that is meant to be uplifting is downright terrible.

My Advice to the Class of '16

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Image credit: m00by (Flickr) So many people worry about and forget that they have control over their outcome and their fate. "What if I can't land a ...

The End-Of-School Awards That Should Be Given To Parents

Lori Duff | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

It is May and that means it is nearing the end of the school year, which in turn means that there are eighty kabillion dinners, awards ceremonies, and concerts. Each of these has speeches of appreciation which, while sincere, are more or less identical.

A Letter for the Special Ones

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

My youngest child is about to graduate from high school. On the one hand it seems as though I have lived with my children forever. On the other hand I can't believe it went so fast.

Grad Gifts That Help Them Grow Up

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

It felt like just the other day, the biggest step your child took was tying her shoelaces. Or fending off a bully without your help. Or remembering to...

Sackcloth, Ashes and High School Graduation

Laura A Boggs | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Laura A Boggs

Maybe I'm overdoing -- one is heading to university only 35 minutes from home, the other will be two hours away. We'll visit, call, text. There won't be an ocean between us. How on earth did Ellis Islanders manage?

Your Grad Gift Guide: 6 Tips for the Perfect Present

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Sharon Schweitzer

May and June are the months of college, high school, nursing, trade school, and university commencements; a time filled with exams, finals, papers and bells ringing freedom. Graduation parties and open houses are common as students celebrate meeting their goals, after years of hard work, and begin preparations for the next phase in the journey.

An Open Letter to All Graduates

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Congratulations, you have crossed the finish line. As you know, your route here was filled with tears of joy and sorrow, dreams shattered and fulfilled, moments that dispatched you to the arms of a beloved, remarkable beginnings and ends sealed with generous promises.

How To Cope With Your Teen's High School Graduation

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 05.15.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

High school is a much bigger deal than some people realize-- until they're in the moment. High school graduation is the end of a lot of things, and the start of so many others. It's the end of your child's time in schools that you (the parent) know, that you have been a part of. It's the end of a time when you know their teachers and the place they go each day.

Dear Graduate: 20 Life Lessons from Your Future Self

Lee Williams | Posted 04.25.2016 | College
Lee Williams

Dear younger self, It's me—well, YOU—from several years in your future. Hard to believe, right? I know you have many questions for how this is ev...