The truth about your 9th grader's GPA
Here are four things parents need to know about freshman year grades — and talking points to explain them to your teen.
Teen sex under your roof
My parents were permissive about teen sex. Now that I'm the mother of two girls, I'm not sure I'll handle things the same way.
6 ways to improve a college essay
Your child has written a draft (or a few drafts) of their college essay — but it's not quite there. Here are six tips for helping your child hone, strengthen, and polish their essay.
The best low-cost and free tools to help get your child into college
Before you get lost in the jungle of college applications, you should know about these four services.
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.
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.
Helping your child beat decision fatigue
Our ability to make intelligent decisions declines after making lots of them. Help your child preserve their decision-making energy for the choices that count.
What's your parenting style?
Experts have identified four basic styles: authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, and hands-off. Whatever your approach, here's how to make the most of your parenting style.
9 tips to boost 8th grade math skills
Think math this year is too tough for "math talk" to help? Think again. Try these math tips to keep a positive conversation about math going with your child.