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MOST RECENT: Advanced High School Courses: A Primer for Parents

Posted on 02/08/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Advanced High School Courses: A Primer for Parents

In my neck of the woods, it’s time for students to choose their courses for next year. The choices are pretty narrow for rising freshmen, but by junior and senior year, curricular choices increase and parents sometimes become perplexed by the different types of advanced courses. For example, if a mother tells me that her 9th grader is taking Advanced Placement geometry, I know she’s confused. There is no Advanced…

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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Posted on 01/24/2019, 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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Managing Midterms: When and How Parents Should Help

Posted on 01/10/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Managing Midterms: When and How Parents Should Help

Midterms are high stakes. Read these tips to help your kids succeed.

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New Year’s Prescriptions: High Hopes and a Helping Hand

Posted on 01/10/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

New Year’s Prescriptions: High Hopes and a Helping Hand

A new year is a great time to set parenting goals. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Back-to-School Tips for The Best Year Yet!

Posted on 09/10/2018, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Back-to-School Tips for The Best Year Yet!

Share these tips with your teens to make this their best year ever.

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