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?
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.
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?
Choosing a high school crash course
Ready to pick a high school? Here's your go-to guide, including insider tips on touring, the lowdown on AP classes, and a handy school tour checklist.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?
Scholarships your teen can (ahem, should) apply to
One of the best ways to pay for college? Scholarship money!
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.
Cool careers spotlight: photography director
Lights! Camera! Action! Working in the film industry is a dream job for many teenagers. It’s creative, complex, and emotionally expressive — and it's in high demand.