Archive for December, 2011

Accepted Early Decision? Five Dangers to Avoid

Accepted Early Decision? Five Dangers to Avoid

| December 29, 2011 | 214 Comments

Congratulations for getting accepted Early Decision to the top college of your choice.  You deserve knowing that you have found your match college so early. YET, every year I work with students who lose their ED spot, because they enter what I term the “black hole of senior year.” If you mess up, a kid […]

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Happy Holidays and Thank You!

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

On behalf of the TeenLife team, I want to say happy holidays and thank you for reading our blog this year! We look forward to bringing you even more in 2012! Have ideas for articles you would like to see next year? Bloggers who would be great additions to our guest blogger network? Let me […]

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New Year Resolutions for My Teens

New Year Resolutions for My Teens

| December 22, 2011 | 1,163 Comments

The teens are exhausted, right? That pretty much sums it up reaching the end of 2011 with its short, dark days, and end of the fall semester (even if your child’s official semester or trimester isn’t over) for high school students everywhere. Be it the too-early school start (you can sign a petition to encourage […]

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Net Price Calculators: Continuing the Process of Paying for College

Net Price Calculators: Continuing the Process of Paying for College

In October a new federal regulation required all US colleges and universities that participate in federal student aid programs post a “net price calculator” on their websites. The impetus for this was simple – to help students and families know the “net” (costs after financial aid) price they are likely to pay – as distinguished […]

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Voluntouring: A Great Travel Experience for Families

Voluntouring: A Great Travel Experience for Families

| December 20, 2011 | 811 Comments

I know you probably have travel plans solidified for this holiday season, but with President’s Day weekend, spring break, and summer vacation on the horizon, I couldn’t resist sharing this article I found in The Wall Street Journal. It might just inspire your planning. Have you heard of “voluntourism?”  This combination of vacationing and volunteering […]

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Worthiness, Vulnerability and Honoring Imperfection

Worthiness, Vulnerability and Honoring Imperfection

| December 15, 2011 | 890 Comments

Are you familiar with TED? It is a platform for thought leaders to speak about important topics, and one talk came to my attention that contains a message I want to share with you. You can watch the video – it’s right on YouTube. Dr. Brene Brown is a PhD social worker and researcher. Her […]

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