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Teen Drug Addiction: It’s mushrooming out of control

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In today’s society, kids are experimenting with everything at much earlier ages:  drugs and sex being the most prevalent and widely linked together. Parents commonly believe that street drugs draw the kids into chemical addiction, but the real gateway drugs are often found at home – in your bathroom cabinet.    The first “dealers” are usually […]

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Top 10 Skills High School Students Need To Develop In Preparation For College

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It’s never too early to start thinking about preparing for college. This Top 10 list has been developed through many years of attending conferences, listening to college admission professionals, and touring a variety of colleges and universities around the U.S. Study Skills: A student’s GPA for college admissions starts in the 9th grade (sometimes 8th […]

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Confidence Goes a Long Way In Deterring a Bully

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In case you missed it, the Anderson Cooper 360º documentary, “The Bully Effect,” is re-airing Sunday night at 8pm on CNN. AC360º follows the lives of three families since they were featured in Lee Hirch’s film, Bully. The presence of bullying in schools has been getting more and more attention over the years and more […]

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It’s not about where you get in, but where you FIT in!

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The phrase “college fit” has been bouncing around for a while and in the craziness of application season, it sometimes is forgotten. Many students and families get wrapped up in the frenzy of rankings, myths, school names, where their best friend is going, etc… and often miss the importance of searching for a college that […]

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