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What to do when your teen hates reading

What to do when your teen hates reading

One of the first questions I ask new college-bound students is “Tell me about the last book you read for pleasure”. Usually there’s a pause and they mention a book that’s clearly from a school reading list like “Catcher in the Rye” or “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Once I...

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How to choose the right high school

How to choose the right high school

Are you already thinking about high school for your college-bound middle-schooler? Especially if your teen's middle school ends at 8th grade, it's important to start thinking about high school options at least 1-2 years ahead. But, what if you don't have 1-2 years to...

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How to have a Stress-free Campus Visit

How to have a Stress-free Campus Visit

Many families who take their teen on campus visits, usually visit several colleges at once to make the most of their time away. While it may save time to do these marathon visits, seeing several colleges in a 3-5 day time span can be draining. (Been there, done that!)...

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