Managing College Applications

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Wellness

Now that the admissions season is in full swing here at Green Ivy, we thought it might be helpful to share some suggestions and strategies on managing what can easily become an overwhelming process. While most of what we offer here is aimed at students, there are some tips that parents might find helpful as … Continue reading

Around the Office – Including Ana’s Latest Personal Essay

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Category: Back-to-School, College Corner, College Counseling, Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Uncategorized

Greetings!   We’re now officially a few weeks into the New Year, and at a time when those resolutions seem to falter a bit. I wrote this personal essay entitled “New Year, Old You” in last week’s San Francisco Chronicle. It’s all about how the New Year might be the best time to reclaim the “old … Continue reading

Lateovers, Sleepovers and The Morning After

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Category: Myth of the Perfect Girl, Summer Plans, Teenagers, Uncategorized

  A version of this was also printed on my website and on the Huffington Post here. As spring turns to summer, high school prom season is in full swing, there are inevitably more parents hosting slumber parties and sending their kids to sleepovers in other families’ homes. Last week, I was speaking at … Continue reading


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Category: Just For Fun, Uncategorized

I know October is almost over, but this short clip from Kid President was a bright spot in my week; not only does he promote a good cause, he also gives some facts about social media use these days that can seem surprising.  For example, did you know that 350 million photos are uploaded to … Continue reading

Highlight of My Week

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Category: Uncategorized

Throughout the year, I visit schools across the country giving parent, student, and faculty/staff presentations. This past week, I was on my way to give a parent talk at a school when a 7th grade girl stopped me in the hallway and exclaimed, “You gave the talk to us last week!” I asked her what … Continue reading