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MOST RECENT: 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

I have never been a winter person. Frosty mornings and dark, frigid afternoons leave me cold. Even a mild Virginia winter generally seems about two months too long, so by late January I'm dreaming of summer. And while it may still be several months away, you should be thinking about it, too. Many summer programs for teens have application deadlines that are approaching or advise interested applicants to apply early due to limited enrollment, so it'…

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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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