My daughter is a high school senior

News & Media My Daughter is a High School Senior My daughter is a high school senior. We have visited colleges since last spring break—eleven in all.  She likes six of them and has added about three others that we haven’t visited but I think she’d love. Still, I’m...
Going Back to School, Thinking Forward to College

Going Back to School, Thinking Forward to College

News & Media Going Back to School, Thinking Forward to College A friend cried when telling me how he’ll miss his son, who’s heading off to college this month.  My little girl just began her junior year in high school, her days holding my hand a memory and her...
Students, Summer, and Preparing for Tests

Students, Summer, and Preparing for Tests

News & Media Students, Summer, and Preparing for Tests Many parents have asked me what their rising high school juniors should do this summer to prepare for upcoming ACT tests. “Read a lot.”   But a better answer depends on the child because the top 1% of scorers...
Should Teens Have TVs in Their Bedrooms?

Should Teens Have TVs in Their Bedrooms?

News & Media Should Teens Have TVs in Their Bedrooms? With laptops, tablets, and smartphones everywhere, does it really matter whether our teens also have TVs in their bedrooms? A large percentage of parents don’t think so. A Neilsen Survey revealed that there’s a...