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Launching the College Search

Originally published February 13, 2020 You’re on the verge of starting a brand-new venture. Here are a few tips on…

Finishing 8th Grade Strong

Originally published February 19, 2020 Transitions are tricky. If you are staring down the last few months of eighth grade,…

After the Tests: Lessons from the SSAT, ISEE, & HPST

Originally published 2/18/2020 Congratulations on making it through the middle school testing season! You can finally file, recycle, or burn…

Stress and Strategies for Balance

Originally published December 16, 2019 If all goes according to plan, high school will be a stressful time for you. …

9th Grade Nerves: Starting Strong in High School

Originally published January 21, 2020 For years now, you have been looking at the older students in your elementary and…

Growing a Healthy Mindset

Originally published February 13, 2020 There are those who have a natural inclination towards music. Some can stay on perfect…

Goal Setting with Minecraft

Originally published February 18, 2020 My kid loves Minecraft. The t-shirts, the wallpapers, watching videos on YouTube. On days she’s…

10 Steps to Getting Through a Writer’s Block Emergency

Originally published February 6, 2020 Let’s not mess around: we’ve all had writer’s block and sometimes need help. It doesn’t…

5 Things for Waiting Seniors (& Other Teens) To Do Around Washington, DC (winter 2020 ed.)

The state of suspense that comes after hitting the submit button on your college applications is not an enviable position,…