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Why Do We Sleep? Scientists Find Brain Repair Mechanism

How to Help More Teenagers Get More Sleep

Why Are Teenagers So Sleep Deprived?

Teens and Sleep: The Cost of Sleep Deprivation

When Your 200 Month Old Can’t Sleep Through the Night

The Most Fascinating Thing That Happens in Your Brain When You Are Sleeping

Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

Our Brains Benefit From Sleep. Here’s Why, and How Many Parents Can Help Teens Get Plenty of It

How Sleep Deprivation Hinders Memory

Your Teen Needs More Sleep

For Teens, A Good Mood Depends on Good Sleep

Sleep on it

Let Teenagers Sleep In

Screen Time

Managing Social Media Stress With Mindfulness

At Your Wit’s End With Your Screen Obsessed Kid?

How Parents Can Model Better Screen Time Behavior For Their Kids

The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens, and Mental Health

How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions

This is the Most Powerful Way to Make Your Life Fantastic

Teens Explain Their YouTube Obsession because Adults Don’t Get It

There’s a Phone in Your Students Head

Does Social Media Cause Depression?

Our Family’s Smartphone Rules: No Tech in the Bedroom

2019 Children's Mental Health Report: Social Media, Gaming, and Mental Health

Screen Time Controls

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

Student well being

Students in High Achieving Schools are Now Named an At Risk Group

Just Thinking

How the Pressure to Be Perfect Affects Kids and What Parents Can Do About it

How to Teach a Child to Reset After a Bad Day

Childhood as “Resume Building”- Why Play Needs to Come Back

How to Manage Intense Emotions-Both Your Child’s and Your Own

Nurturing the Amazing Teen Brain

Protective Factors For Kids: Playtime, Downtime, and Family Time

How to Foster Empathy in Kids

How to Help Your Teen Make Friends at School

How to Raise Kids Who Can Handle Rejection

Concrete Ways to Help Students Self Regulate and Prioritize Work

How Some Stress Can Actually Be Good For You

The Right Way for Parents to Question Their Teenagers

10 Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety Today

How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress

The Stress Sweet Spot

Why Are More American Teens Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety?

The Friend Effect: Why the Secret of Health and Happiness is Surprisingly Simple

How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress


It's the Little Traditions That Mean the Most to Our Teens

How to Get Your Kids to Tell You What Happened at School Today

Taking Back the Family Dinner: How We Created a Mealtime Renaissance

Multitasking is Making Parents Lose it With Their Kids. Here’s How to Break the Cycle

Family Dinners: Five Ways to Make Them Happen Even with Homework and Afterschool Activities

Helicopter Parenting and Bulldozer Parenting are Bad For Everyone-Including Parents

Why Parents Should be Concerned About Their Kid’s ‘EQ,’Not Just Their IQ

The New Parental Obsession: Checking Kids’ Grades Online

Why Intentionally Building Empathy is More Important Now Than Ever

7 Things to Remember When Parenting a Teenager

How I Learned to Let My Kid Fail

How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over Parenting

The Simple Secret to Productive Mornings

How Parents are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood

Top 5 Questions for Parents to Ask Kids

Let Children Get Bored Again

Parenting a Procrastinator? It’s More Complicated Than You Think

Building Character in Teens: One of the 7 C’s in Resilience

Happy Children Do Chores

How Instant Access to Grades and Other Data is Contributing to Helicopter Parenting

5 Things You Should Expect Your Busy Teen to do This Year

Want to Improve Parent and Teen Communication? Try Validation

An Expert’s View: Sir Ken Robinson

Kids Today are Being Socialized to Think That They’re Fragile Snowflakes

Seven Steps Parents Can Take to Ensure Kids work for the Right Kind of Popularity

5 Ways to Instill Happiness in Your Kids

Parental Burnout is a Real Thing: Here is What You Can Do to Fix It

The Perils of Punishing Kids Too Hard, and How Parents Can Learn to Back Off

Helicopter Parenting Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children, Finds Research

Motherhood in the Age of Fear


The Truth About College Admissions From College Deans

After a College Applicant Hits ‘Send’

Who’s Advise are You Taking? The Fight Over College Counseling at Elite High Schools

Why I Dropped Out of an Ivy League College Just 3 Weeks Into My Freshman Year

High School to College: My Daughter Did High School Her Way

Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity

Report Outlines Persistence of Community College Transfer Students

Preparing for College Emotionally, Not Just Academically

Getting into the Top Colleges: Are Parents Pushing Too Hard?

Does it Matter Where You Go to College?

Are AP Classes Worth It? Why Take AP Classes at All?

A "Fit" Over Rankings- Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity

Stanford University Will No Longer Publicize Admissions Rate

10 Ted Talks Every Potential College Student Should Watch

How to Help a Teenager be College Ready


It’s the Dirty Little Secret that Everyone Knows About

What to Do About That Awful Parent at the Game

Do Sports Actually Teach Character?

The Professionalization of Youth Sports

Abby Wambach on the 3 Things That she Tells Her Kids After Soccer Games

The Downsides of America’s Hyper Competitive Youth Soccer Industry

Behind Every Teen Athlete is an Exhausted Parent

Career readiness

Seven Myths About What it Takes to Raise a Successful Adult

It’s Time to Stop Talking About Tenacity and Start Talking About Character

50% of Millennials Have Left a Job for Mental-Health Reasons, a New Study Found

4 Important Life Skills for Teens No One Talks About

What Straight - A Students Get Wrong

How Many Hours a Teenager Should Work a Week

The Surprising Thing Google Learned About It’s Employees - and What it Means for Today’s Students

Why Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office

It’s Not Liberal Arts and Literature Majors Who Are Most Underemployed