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4 Skills Every Student Should Have Before Applying to College.

Blog article from Radical Parenting.Com Katie Layendecker is a content developer at OpenSesame, where she writes about technology and learning. Katie is a sophomore at Davidson College, where she plans to major in gender studies. When she’s not writing, she enjoys attending her college’s sporting events, walking her dogs, and rowing. Applying to college was one […]

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How to Keep Your Teen’s Safe in the Summer

Summer time for a teen can be a great time to unwind from a stressful school year, get a part-time job for extra spending money, or prepare for future challenges such as; college prep tests, college applications, AP classes or driving tests. For some teens it can also mean a plenitude of idle time without […]

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week-Speak Up for Your Child’s Mental Health

May 6-12 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week organized by the Child Mind Institute and supported by a number of adolescent health and substance abuse organizations. The following is a message from the president of the Child Mind institute, Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., a leading child and adolescent psychiatrist. Why is it important to […]

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Spring Fever or Loss of Motivation: How to Help Your Underachieving Teen

By Jennifer Jones, LCSW, Site Director, Palo Alto High School It’s that time of year; the long winter is over, trees are blossoming, the temperature is warming, and we all want to go to the beach instead of to work.  That’s why Spring Break was invented.  But what if a week of vacation doesn’t revive […]

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