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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.

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.

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

From the classroom to the playing field, standardized tests to college applications, getting outside help in high school - in the form of SAT prep classes, individual subject tutors, athletic trainers, and private college counselors, among others -has become as mainstream as studying the ...

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.

Keeping Prom Night Safe

Keeping Prom Night Safe

In the glow of graduation, college acceptance, and teen romance, even the most sensible kids take risks they shouldn't on prom night. Here's what you need to know to keep your teenager safe.

Talking to Your Boy About Sex

Talking to Your Boy About Sex

Regardless of which parent it falls to to explain relationships and sex to your son, it's an important discussion to have that will benefit your family for years to come.