13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?
Years ago, parents struggled over when their kids would be socially, emotionally, and cognitively ready for kindergarten. Now it's a similar question, but about leaving for college.
Can you have too much grit?
It’s an undisputed fact that achieving success takes perseverance, practice, and the ability to overcome obstacles. But it also requires knowing when it’s OK to give up.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
The 5 best college admissions books
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. (And don’t panic, they’re all relatively fast and fun reads.)
When teen boys stop talking
What makes teen boys stop talking — and how concerned should you be?
When teens lie (because they all do!)
Teenage lying is nearly universal — and developmentally appropriate. So how can you build a trusting relationship with your adolescent child?
Inside the high schooler's brain
What insights can neuroscience offer parents about the mind of a high schooler?
Who’s afraid of an empty nest?
A mother braces herself for one of the biggest parenting transitions of all: her youngest child’s departure.
How to get a great letter of recommendation
There's an art to getting letters of recommendation. Here’s the lowdown on who to ask, when to ask them, and how to make it work for all parties.
How learning a foreign language builds tolerance
Learning another language is associated with a host of benefits — including building cultural competence.
The secret to improving SAT scores
Did your teen get a low PSAT, SAT, or ACT score? Don’t panic. Everyone can improve their scores. Two experts share their secrets for helping teens learn how to rock these tests.
What's a gap year?
Here’s what burned-out high school seniors and their perplexed parents need to know about taking a year off before starting college.
15 low-key ideas for visiting college campuses
When you’re just starting to look at colleges, it’s OK to keep it easy like Sunday morning. Here are 15 informal ideas for visiting college campuses with your teen.
Talking to teens about dating, sex, relationships, and consent in the hookup culture
What your teens need to know — whether they want to hear it or not.
Stepping it up the summer after 10th grade
You may think all of your child’s college prep work happens during the school year, but what your teen does during the summer can be a total game changer.