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Sleep is our brain’s opportunity to recharge. So much of our cognitive, executive, and emotional functioning rests (no pun intended) on getting good sleep. One of the principal functions of sleep is to help our brains with memory consolidation – the process of transferring the things we recently learned into long-term memory.

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Some stress is good and necesssary for growth, as long as it is not traumatic or overwhelming, and it is important to have healthy, effective strategies for recovery after stressful times.

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Ned Johnson, President and Tutor-Greek of PrepMatters, shares his recollections of Wild Kingdom’s Jim Fowler and their implications for today’s students and parents.

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Although not always easy, the most helpful response may be something such as, “I’m sorry to hear that. I suspect that’s true for other people too. Is there a way I, or someone else, can help?” It can help to listen, not just to the words, but for the message behind the words.

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Excited about your team winning the national championship? Not so fast, at least not if you're getting ready to apply to that school for college. Ned Johnson and Maureen discuss the impact of March Madness and other unexpected factors on college admissions.

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Self-Driven Child co-author Ned Johnson offers guidance for parents and teens struggling with homework, performance, and burnout.

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Subject Test Planning Stressing over the SAT Subject Tests? Here are six things to know for August: You may not...

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Why Your Kids Should Get Their Feet Wet | Deferred College from PrepMatters

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You just have to study more. Work harder. That’s it. Just buckle down, put in more time, and you will...

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Please don’t post pics of your turkey dinner. Don’t Instagram your far-flung family with photos of your goings-on while ignoring...