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Why Your Student Should Take Advantage of Free SAT Prep

  This post is sponsored and written in partnership with the College Board. Before your student ever enters college, there are college-related expenses. Test registration fees, college application fees, AP test fees, college visit expenses and more. For the average middle-class family, budgeting for these expenses can be difficult. Add to these the cost of paying […]

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Stressed About the SAT? Relax!

This post is sponsored and written in partnership with the College Board. Parents of college-bound teenagers love to compare notes. They discuss college choice, essay frustration and of course, test prep. Has your son taken the SAT yet? Did he do well? Is he happy with his score? How many times is he taking it? […]

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Textbooks Made Easy

  This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble. All content and opinions expressed here are my own. When my first child went to college, I almost died when I got the bill for her textbooks. Some of them cost close to $200, and the total cost for all her textbooks the first year was […]

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How Do You Choose a College?

  Teenagers. They have such a simplistic view of life. When you ask many of them about college, they reply, “All I need is a degree”. They don’t know where they want to attend or how to choose a college. Many haven’t even thought about it until senior year. How DO you choose a college? […]

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7 Ways to Motivate Students to Read

  Even with the Internet, smart phones, video games, movies and television, reading is one of the most popular and pleasurable pastimes for children and adults. Still, not all young people enjoy or value the experiences that can be had via the printed page. For parents, finding ways to get your teen to engage with […]

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5 Things Military Parents Should Know Before Sending Kids to College

  Being a service member or spouse of a service member with growing children is extremely difficult, particularly when it comes to preparing your kids for college. Military parents face the challenge of nurturing their children’s intellectual growth and preparing them for higher education while coping with deployments and frequent relocation. Fortunately, there are ways […]

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Mom-Approved Tips: A mother speaks out about online learning

  As an educator, I’ve always been a bit wary of online educational programs. Can anything truly replace the interactive learning experience that students get in a traditional classroom, sharing ideas with each other and with their teacher? Then my son announced that he had enrolled in an online degree program to get his Masters […]

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The organizational skills your student will need in college

  Raising a child is a job full of never ending challenges, and requirements. Beyond discipline and love, a parent needs to offer their children opportunities to prepare for college. The child that is reared with the future in mind is better able to function as an organized adult. Preparing a child to obtain a […]

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How social media can impact youth in the future

  Social media is a virtual community or network where people communicate, create and share ideas and information, and interact in many other ways. As the popularity and use of social media grows, the world has witnessed its impact not only on social life, but also in business. Increasingly, internet users are spending more time […]

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The benefits of participating in a high school debate team

  The education you have during high school can benefit you in college.  This is especially true if you plan to pursue a law degree.  There are reasons to make a high school debate team a part of your education. A Debate Team Will Help You Learn Communication Skills When you work in the legal […]

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