When school lets out, nearly 14 million middle and high school students are on their own, according to the Young Adult Library Services Association. With several unsupervised hours at a tween’s or teen’s disposal, it’s easy to see why juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs or alcohol is at its highest between 3 and 6… Read more »
Education: High School
Parents often ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, but Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) takes that question very seriously. A new initiative called My Tomorrow tackles the task of preparing high schoolers for what happens after they graduate. With a mix of rigorous academics, technology support, and strong relationships with adult… Read more »
The contribution of parents is crucial to a top performing kid: set high standards and hold your kids to them. Encourage, but let them do their own work. Impress upon them the responsibility … and watch them deliver.
Start early and keep on course while navigating the path to higher education.
Relationships of the heart are all-encompassing. You need to know how to handle it when your teen is in love.
Every teenager needs to earn and save money. A little ingenuity can go a long way.
light stuff, tough stuff and keeping-an-eye-on-it stuff as you go
From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »
Preparing for college is puzzling at best. These points can help your teen plan for a successful experience. Two years ago, my husband and I sent our daughter off to college. The experience was one of mixed emotions, part tearful yet we were somewhat encouraged that at least one chapter of her teen years was… Read more »
The first year at college can be a challenge for even the most studious teen – and parents! Whether going down the road or across the country, a little preparation will ease the way.