How to manage high school and applying to college…as sane as you possibly can

Deadlines, to-do lists, homework, lack of sleep, oh ya…friends, social media, reminders from Mom, writer’s block on your college essay, missing your alarm, running late to class, studying for your Gov quiz on the way to school, not eating super well, checking that Insta story, went to bed at 2:00 a.m., almost to your zero… Read More How to manage high school and applying to college…as sane as you possibly can

Have a bumpy transition throughout high school and now thinking of applying to college? Tips to get you there

When you’re thinking of applying to college, everything from keeping track of dates and deadlines, getting in and feeling completely vulnerable can keep your mind occupied with quite a bit of anxiousness. We get that. But what if you have even more on your mind. Like the fact that you transferred from a completely different… Read More Have a bumpy transition throughout high school and now thinking of applying to college? Tips to get you there

Why a Gap Year May be the Perfect Option for You

Think about this. You graduate high school, start saying your goodbyes and pack for your next new journey. You step on a plane and travel to Israel. You check your Instagram stories and see your friends setting up their dorms, beginning Freshman orientations. You’re a bit nervous…anxious…but also excited about the unknown. You depart the… Read More Why a Gap Year May be the Perfect Option for You

To my students, a response to the admission scandal

My students, This past week’s college admission scandal nationally highlighted a corrupted fraudulent scheme that outed families for upping the stakes in a decision to cheat the system. As you log into your application portals and unfold letters of admission decisions, keep this in mind. You live in a world that is unlike anything else.… Read More To my students, a response to the admission scandal

The One Video Every Parent & Educator Needs to Watch

As a counselor time and time again I’ve recommended a book titled How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haimes. A book about the perils our students face because of over-involved, over-managed and over-scheduled lives. Our students have never been more intelligent. They have never had more access to information. They have also never been more anxious and stressed. And don’t forget… Read More The One Video Every Parent & Educator Needs to Watch