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Posts tagged with: Supporting Teens

By Teodora Pavkovic of Teop Coaching The recent revelations about social media’s potential negative impact on young people’s mental health has everyone stirring – not just Facebook’s Head of Safety. In a series of investigative articles released over the last...
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By Willa Flax of Thriveworks Entering the new school year, whether grade school, high school, college, or beyond, one thing is certain, the trepidations surrounding the coronavirus are ever-present. Whether through friends and family members or school and (social) media...
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The preparation for college seems to be reaching younger and younger these days, as educational professionals say grimly, sadly shaking their heads. While the fear of anxiety may be real for young teens, that doesn’t mean the parents can’t be...
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When she walked into our Greenwich branch office in The Anxiety Institute, I couldn’t quite figure out why she was there at all. She was energetic, very clever, and seemed to be quite social. She always wore bright-colored yoga pants...
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By Nina Berler of unCommon Apps In advisory sessions, parents and students nearly always ask about standardized tests, deemed optional for the foreseeable future by nearly all colleges. My response: As colleges move away from tests and more into holistic...
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Defense mechanisms take all forms in teenagers; sometimes they masquerade, ironically, as the obvious.  I taught one girl several years ago at Taft, a hockey player, who, upon entering the class for the first time, announced loudly in front of...
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With the numbers for the Delta variant of Covid trending upwards and the progression of the vaccine grinding along, the coming school year is likely to be again be fraught with unique challenges. While the vaccine is now available for...
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After hearing about the details of a student’s educational situation and determining the best tutor/coach fit for that student, the question of where to conduct the tutoring quickly arises. When I ask, “would you like to do the tutoring remotely...
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Many parents are asking themselves now that we’ve entered the summer and secured at least some form of distraction for our kids, “what will the next school year look like?” And… “what can I do to best prepare my child...
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The NWEA recently put out it’s projections for summer learning loss following the pandemic and the implications are grim. Learning loss is the normal average expected decline in a students performance when they drop the books and head for the...
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