The destructive, instructive power of teen curiosity
Teenagers are irresistibly drawn to explore the unknown, which can get them into trouble. But don’t stamp out your teen’s curious streak — there’s a bright side.
Why teach kids to forgive?
Peacemakers, poets, and researchers agree: forgiveness heals hurts and is good for the forgiver.
9 tips for keeping the peace
By teaching squabbling siblings how to forgive each other, experts say, you're giving them a valuable skill and strengthening their bond later in life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to raise a kid who won’t quit
Persistence is a hot topic among education researchers these days and for good reason: It’s critical for success in school and beyond. Here are 8 tips for nurturing this quality in your child.
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.)