Raising grateful teens
Research points to lots of reasons to teach kids gratitude. But the biggest reason may be that gratitude is a unique balm for the teenage experience.
Should your teen take the PSAT — and if so, when?
Taking the PSAT can help your teen start mapping their path to college and even lead to scholarships. But should your 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grader take this "extra" test?
Like a Sponge podcast: The wonder years
Tune in as Like a Sponge explores how parents can embrace early adolescence, one of the most radical stages of brain development in the human lifespan.
42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
14 must-have life skills for teens
Don't let your child leave for college without mastering these key life skills!
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.
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
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?
Gap years have long been popular in Europe and Australia. Now, a small but growing group of U.S. teens and their parents are jumping aboard the gap year trend.
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?
Secrets of searching for college money
If parents start early and get creative, college funds may turn up in the most unexpected places.