5 Steps to Finding College Grants and Scholarships

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There is no way to deny it, college is expensive. While community colleges and state colleges are often cheaper than their private college counterparts, paying for college puts a strain on the family’s budget. Thankfully, students have many grants and scholarships available to them that will help cover the costs of tuition, room and board. […]

Helping Your Teen Find the Perfect Summer Job

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Filling your teen’s days with meaningful, quality, and beneficial activities is one of the biggest challenges of parenting. This is particularly true once summer rolls around and the school year comes to an end. Working a summer job is an ideal option for many teens. Parents can help their teen find the perfect summer job, […]

Productive Summer Activities to Prepare Your Teen for College

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The summer after senior year is a busy time. Teens are busy working summer jobs, spending time with friends, and getting ready to head off to college. Though summer is certainly a time to unwind and have some fun before the busy school year begins, it is also a great opportunity to prepare for the […]

The Best Ways to Teach Your Teen to Drive

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Teaching your teenager to drive is a stress inducing and sometimes scary idea. Once a teen reaches driving age and proves that they are responsible enough to be behind the wheel of a car, parents have a big decision to make in terms of how their teenager will learn to drive. There are two main […]

Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

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One of the biggest favors that you can do your teenager as a parent is to teach the importance of financial responsibility from an early age. Many young adults graduate college with no savings account, lots of credit card debt, and upwards of $100,000’s in student loans or more. While borrowing money for school may […]

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Touring Colleges with Your Teen

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Choosing which college to attend is a life-changing decision. Teens and their parents often take time exploring their options, reading about potential colleges, and attending college information nights. The college tour, however, is often the deciding factor for both teens and their parents. In order to get the most from your college tour, you need […]

Autism and Exercise – Interview with Dr. Marjorie Solomon

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The most recent statistics show that approximately 1 in 100 -110 children between the ages of 3 and 17 in the United States have some form of autism. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by the limited ability or inability to socialize, limited ability or inability to communicate and repetitive patterns of behavior. Given the […]

Teens and Family Finances…Much is TMI

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The economy is one of, if not the number one, concern of people across our nation. Unemployment figures are staggering and downright scary, college students are graduating without jobs to go to and student loans to repay, the cost of everything from gas to gum is higher than it has ever been (and in many […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Teenagers

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It’s that time of year. This year, we tell ourselves, will be the year we lose 20 pounds, quit smoking, or give up or at least cut back on caffeine, and this will be the year when we take back control of our families. You tell yourself resolutely that 2013 will be the year that […]

What you should be reading?

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If you have a teenager in your house you have questions running through your mind – Darla Noble IF YOU’RE BLESSED WITH A TEENAGER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, HEALTHY AND ALL THOSE GOOD THINGS, YOU’RE PROBABLY ASKING YOURSELF QUESTIONS LIKE THESE: How did I get so lucky? How long is this going to last? Does […]