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What Lessons Can Your Teen Learn from the 2016 Election?

  This has been an emotionally charged 2016 election process. Most of us are ready for all of it to be over—from the talking heads, to the vicious mud-slinging, to the hate speak on social media. But within every negative experience, there are always teaching moments for our children. At some point, your student will […]

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Social Media is Your Resume

  HubSpot recently published their 2016 Social Media Conduct eBook based on a recent studies on social media conduct. The study focused on employers and their use of social media. This applies to college applicants as well, hoping to be admitted to a college or university based on their resume. The bad news for some, […]

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What Is Your Teen Doing Online?

  The best thing about the internet is a wealth of information available at your fingertips for college prep. You can find college advice, testing help, college visit information, financial aid information and everything you need to know about individual colleges. But with every good thing, there are dangers lurking in the shadows. Researching college […]

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10 Twitter Chats for College Prep Success

With today’s technology, information is everywhere–from blogs, to social media, to college websites. But when you’re looking for information wouldn’t it be great to actually SPEAK with the experts and ask questions for FREE? That’s what Twitter chats can do for you. Experts in the area of college prep gather together on Twitter during Twitter […]

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Scholarship Friday: 3 Social Media Scholarship Strategies

  Your teens live on social media (and you do too!) Why not parlay some of that recreational social media time into a productive scholarship search? These three social media scholarship strategies can add some scholarship dollars to your college fund! Facebook Looking for scholarships? Why not use your Facebook time to your advantage. All […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: Dressing Up for a College

  When my kids were little, Halloween was for them. They dressed up in costumes and went trick or treating door to door. My how times have changed. It’s become a family event. Parties are planned, events are scheduled for the kids, and parents get involved in the festivities. Dressing up is part of the […]

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Using Social Media to Find a Job

  These days the recruitment process has moved online, which includes a shift to social media. Not only do employers browse social profiles when deciding who to interview, they’ll also use social channels to advertise opportunities. This media can help you or it can hinder you when trying to land that dream job, whether it’s […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: Teaching Your Kids to Respect Themselves Online

  Today, teaching your teens to respect themselves online is just as important as any other life lesson and when college is on the horizon, it is more essential than ever. Gone are the simple nuggets of advice which our parents put so much weight on; now it takes a steadfast determination to somehow get […]

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Wednesday’s Parent: Teen Social Media Lifestyles and Outcomes

  Social media is the malt shop of the 50’s, the drive-in movies of the 60’s and 70’s, the mall of the 80’s and 90’s. Today it’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, SnapChat and Vine. Kids aren’t tethered to physical hangouts any longer. They can gather, communicate and share their life experiences on social media. […]

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25 School Counselors to Follow on Twitter

  School counselors often get a bad rap when it comes to college prep. But here are 25 school counselors to follow on Twitter who are committed to students and helping parents. @AllCollegePlan http://www.twitter.com/allcollegeplan @jacketcounselor http://www.twitter.com/jacketcounselor @bmhscounselors http://www.twitter.com/bmhscounselors @rosEcounselor http://www.twitter.com/rosecounselor @PHSCouns http://www.twitter.com/phscouns @MrsBoisvertLHS https://twitter.com/MrsBoisvertLHS @wohlcounselor http://www.twitter.com/wohlcounselor @EagleGuidance http://www.twitter.com/eagleguidance @ecmmason http://www.twitter.com/ecmmason @MrLinhartTweets http://www.twitter.com/mrlinharttweets @LovelyLysa http://www.twitter.com/lovelylysa @juliavtaylor http://www.twitter.com/juliavtaylor @MrJGoldman http://www.twitter.com/mrjgoldman […]

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