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12 Things I Want My High Schooler to Know (That Have Nothing to Do With Academics)

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Some say the high school years are the best years in your life. I say that's a sad statement and you don't want to count your best years so young, but they can be pretty fun. And crazy. And hilarious. You'll learn so much about yourself, about friendship, about community, and about the world as a whole -- good, bad and confounding.

18 Things I Want My Son To Know Before He Starts High School

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

My love for you is not conditional, not connected to the outcome of your life. I will feel proud and I will feel disappointed. I will be certain and I will be afraid. Underneath all of this life we are trying so damn hard to get right, my love for you runs steady and unchanging.

31 DIY Ways To Take Your Locker To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 08.22.2014 | Teen

Hate to break it to you, but the new school year has finally arrived. While being back in class may not sound particularly appealing, a new year means...

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.

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...

17 Things I Need To Remember Now That I'm A Senior

Katy Ma | Posted 10.30.2013 | Teen
Katy Ma

Here's the reality: 17 is that awkward in-between age where you can have a driver's license but you can't vote, where you're neither a child nor an adult... you're just awkward.

How To Leave High School With No Regrets

Annie Schugart | Posted 10.27.2013 | Teen
Annie Schugart

We have all heard it: these are supposedly the best four years of our life. But are these years we spend monstrously walking the halls of high school really the best years we will ever live?

5 Things NOT To Stress About For Back-To-School

Posted 08.19.2013 | Teen

With summer winding down, it's totally natural to have the back-to-school jitters. After being out of school for three months, heading back to the cla...

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.

Hope To Cope With The Stress Of Starting High School

Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

Any big life change is challenging -- whether it's your parents getting divorced or moving to a new city -- but making the transition from middle scho...

From Private to Public

Philip O Sullivan | Posted 03.31.2013 | Teen
Philip O Sullivan

After going to private school for seven years, switching to a public school and going into my first year of high school was a scary experience for me.