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High School: Social and Emotional Articles

10 Ways to Deal with a Teen who Talks Back

10 Ways to Deal with a Teen who Talks Back

Here are some ways to deal with a teen who talks back and shows disrespect.

Mind the Gap!: 11 Amazing Ways to Spend a Year Off Before College

Mind the Gap!: 11 Amazing Ways to Spend a Year Off Before College

A growing number of high school seniors are deciding to take a breather before heading to the dormitory. It's called a "gap year" and it's been standard procedure for students in England and Australia for years.

When Your Child Says No to College

When Your Child Says No to College

The road to college can be a rocky one. Between SATs, ACTs, tough courses, teacher recommendations, a cutthroat pool of applicants, extracurriculars, college essays, and everything in between, itâs an exhausting journey. So what should you do if your child says she doesnât want to take the trip?

Summer Internships 101

Summer Internships 101

Now is the time to help your child score a great summer internship.

When the Love Bug Bites: Surviving Your Teen's First Romance

When the Love Bug Bites: Surviving Your Teen's First Romance

Young love rarely lasts a semester, let alone a lifetime. But experts warn that when teen hearts are broken, kids can carry the hurt well into adulthood.

According to the School Psychologist: High School

According to the School Psychologist: High School

f the middle school years are the first incline you slowly chukka-chukka up to at the beginning of a roller coaster, the high school years are a series of wild loop-de-loops, hair-raising ascents, and blood curdling falls.

Teenage Social Pressures and Depression: What You Need to Know

Teenage Social Pressures and Depression: What You Need to Know

Most teens experience some symptoms of depression on a regular basis. So what kind of behavior is cause for concern?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

Social Graces: What to Expect From Your High Schooler

Social Graces: What to Expect From Your High Schooler

Education and manners guru Cindy Post Senning said manners education should follow along with a child's development, and high school is no exception. So, what manners should be second nature to your high schooler? Post offers advice based on these five core manners topics:

The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication

Celebrities are constantly telling parents to talk to their kids about the issue of the day. But, what celebrities don't tell you is how to talk to your kids. Clinical psychologist Erik Fisher, Ph.D, says that communication between parent and child is crucial to a child's sense of safety, trust, ...