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MOST RECENT: Choosing Courses: Perils of The Maximizer

Posted on 02/19/2020, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Choosing Courses: Perils of The Maximizer

For many parents of middle-of-the-road students, choosing courses for the following year is no big deal; they're trodding a pretty familiar path toward fulfilling graduation requirements and exercising a few minor options along the way. For parents of a Maximizer, however, course selection can be a challenge.

The Maximizer is my term for a student who generally aspires to attend a highly competitive college. If her high school calculates an exact…

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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Posted on 01/19/2020, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Popular summer programs often fill up early, so start looking now.

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Balancing Activities With Academics

Posted on 10/18/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Balancing Activities With Academics

If the first report card was suboptimal, should parents pull the plug on a teen's activities?

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Life Lessons From a Summer Job

Posted on 05/30/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Life Lessons From a Summer Job

Some of life's best lessons are learned in the School of Work.

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