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March Snapshot: Teens Rank Anxiety And Depression As Major Problems Among Their Peers

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Focus on your children and what activities are most important to them.

The Pew Research Center reports that seven out of ten US teenagers report anxiety and depression as major problems among their peers.  Teens cite concerns about mental health more often than bullying, drug addiction or alcohol abuse.  They also say that the number one pressure they face is trying to get good grades.  Yes, there’s pressure to look good, to be a good athlete, and to fit in, but the pressure to perform…

Helping High School Students Manage Anxiety

Anxiety continues to rise among both high school and college students. A study of adolescents that has been conducted since 1938 finds there are five times as many teens with anxiety as those the same age who were studied during the Great Depression—an era when families struggled to put food on the table. In a time of relative affluence and high standards of living, what is going on and what can be done about it?

The reasons are complex, but researchers believe that factors such as…

Applying for Testing Accommodations: START EARLY!

Children who have ever been diagnosed with a learning disability or a medical issue that affects their learning, or who currently receive accommodations such as extended time or use of a computer at school, should start thinking early in high school about applying for accommodations for the SAT or ACT. Starting early means 9th or 10th grade.

Case Study: Realizing The Need Late In High School

Consider Joey’s story. He was a hard-working, first-born student in a private school…

Beat Summer Boredom: Cool Topics To Explore Online

Has summer boredom set in? Do you need a break from college planning and summer reading? You can now learn about exciting new topics through Khan Academy’s partnership with major cultural and academic institutions. Visit the Museum of Modern Art, explore Pixar in a Box, NASA, Dartmouth, and more by looking here.  Topics include:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Tate The Museum of Modern Art The J. Paul Getty Museum California Academy of Sciences Exploratorium American Museum

What is The ZeeMee Online Portfolio?

ZeeMee is a social platform designed to give students another way to communicate with college admissions officers instead of, or in addition to, a traditional interview. It is a free service that allows you to use images and video to document your personal story, by highlighting your interests, strengths and personality to college admissions counselors. A little like Instagram and Snapchat, ZeeMee is a fun way for students to present themselves more professionally.

A ZeeMee…

Great Summer Reads for High School Students Available at Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach this summer. Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations addressing a range of topical issues in a range of genres:

If you are SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson who writes about his experiences as a death row lawyer in Alabama. Stevenson traces one particular case as a way to shed light on the inequalities and extreme racism in the criminal justice system today.…

Why Sophomore Year Is Not Too Early To Work With A Consultant

Although students file their college applications in the fall of their senior year, there are many reasons to start working with a consultant as early as ninth or tenth grade. Here are a few scenarios:

High-Achieving Students. It is not uncommon for us to meet students late in junior year who have top grades in the most rigorous programs offered by their high schools and top test scores. It can be shocking for their parents to hear that children with this profile will not necessarily…

15 Great Ideas For Your Summer

High school students should plan to spend at least part of the summer working, volunteering or engaging with an interest. Still looking for something to do? Here are some opportunities to explore, some offered at no cost to you:

1.Discuss social justice issues and work on a project through the City School Summer Leadership Program

2. Volunteer with Tenacity Summer Tennis and Reading Program.

3. Train to be a lifeguard through the American Red Cross or YMCA—the positions are …

Holiday Gift Ideas: Books

If you need a gift idea, check out these suggestions for books! Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres:

 

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Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead gives us a terrifying glimpse into an imagined past in which each state was able to pass its own laws in regard to slavery and treatment of people of color. The underlying fear of white southerners that the slaves population would soon outnumber their own leads them to terrifying ends and is not so …

How To Get Your Kids To Talk With You

Jack is standing by the curb. As he sees his mother’s car pull up, he heaves his stuffed navy backpack over his shoulder, grabs his lacrosse stick and nods a goodbye to his teammates. Jumping in the back seat (his younger sister is in front), he braces for the inevitable onslaught of questions. Like many parents, Jack’s mother has read many articles citing research that the best time to talk with your teen is while riding in the car together.

Parenting Educator Rosalind Wiseman disagrees.…

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