Tips for Putting Together Strong College Applications

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling

The college application process is in full swing, and early application deadlines are around the corner, so Green Ivy wanted to offer some tips and best practices for students to keep up their momentum and put together the strongest applications possible. Take charge of the entire college application process. Remember, you are applying to college, not your parents. … Continue reading

9 Ways to Help Teens Manage Their Social Media Footprint

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

 As Green Ivy founder, Ana Homayoun, writes about at length in her new book, Social Media Wellness, the online lives and “real” lives of tweens and teens are much more connected than many of them believe or realize. As a result, parents are often concerned about what their children are posting online, not to mention where they are posting it and who can … Continue reading

Your Teen Magazine: 5 Habits To Build Organization and Time Management Skills for Teens

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Category: Parenting, Setting Goals, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Just in time for the back-to-school flurry of activities, Green Ivy founder, Ana Homayoun, outlines some of the strategies we employ to students manage their time and stay organized for Your Teen Magazine.  She addresses the fact that while most students have great intentions when the school year begins to start anew and stay organized and … Continue reading

How to Help Kids Disrupt ‘Bro Culture’

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Category: NY Times articles, Parenting, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

When we consider the overall wellness of students, looking at the cultural messages they receive is a critical place to start. Given recent events in the news, including several women in tech industry who have come forward to report instances of harassment, the underbelly of what has been labeled “bro culture” has been exposed. Over the past few … Continue reading

Social Media Wellness Conversation with The Los Altos Town Crier

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Category: Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun, sat down with the Los Altos Town Crier to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, which aims to illuminate today’s social media landscape, inspire critical conversations that parents, teens, and educators need to be having around technology, and offer practical means for helping our kids achieve … Continue reading

“Notification Nation”: Gentry Magazine in Conversation with Ana Homayoun

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Schools, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

The last time Gentry Magazine sat down with our founder, Ana Homayoun, it was 2012 and her book The Myth of the Perfect Girl had just been released. For this month’s issue, she sat down with them again to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.  The book aims to … Continue reading

Social Media and Female Friendships: It’s Complicated

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Category: Technology, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Green Ivy founder, Ana Homayoun, was recently interviewed by The Daily Beast about the influence of social media on female friendships, and the layers of complexity things like group texts and messaging apps have added to the equation. “One of the biggest examples is teen girls calling for ‘Instasupport’ from their friends, which means that if a friend … Continue reading

Social Media Wellness: Honest Feedback from Teens

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Green Ivy Educational founder, Ana Homayoun’s third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, is slated to be released in August 2017 (Pre-order Here!).  In preparation, she asked some awesome high school students to come into our office and talk a little about their social media world.  With the … Continue reading

How to Help Your Children Balance Their Online and IRL Lives

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Category: Parenting, Setting Goals, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Given the pervasiveness of technology and social media in nearly all of our lives, the topic of how best to help students regulate and balance their online and IRL lives comes up frequently at our Green Ivy offices. While we’ve looked at a variety of parental monitoring apps (along with their pros and cons) we also wanted … Continue reading

Tip Sheet for the 2017-18 Common Application

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Summer Plans

The Common Application officially launches for the 2017-18 season on August 1st. However, students can fill out the bulk of their application information now and it will roll-over when the system re-opens—great news for students who want to get a head start on the process! Note: not all information will be preserved, and we’ve outlined the different categories … Continue reading