The Pros and Cons of Parental Monitoring Apps

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

Recent studies show that teens and tweens are spending a lot of time online—in fact, teenagers (ages 13-18) use an average of nine hours of entertainment media per day, and tweens (ages 8-12) use an average of six hours a day. Given these rates of consumption, parents are often faced with a two-fold dilemma: understanding what activities … Continue reading

Thoughts on Organization, Time Management and Taking My Own Advice

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Category: Setting Goals, Wellness

For many years now, I’ve worked with students of all ages to strengthen their time management and organization skills based on the strategies in Ana’s first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week. I believe whole heartedly in these methods, and have seen first hand how they positively impact student’s academic and personal lives. The tenets … Continue reading

When Online Actions Have Real-Life Consequences

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

Last week, Harvard revealed that they they had rescinded the admissions offers of at least 10 students after it was found that they had posted offensive, horrific, and obscene images and memes within a closed Facebook group. Many parents and educators had questions around this event, not the least of which was: How could these … Continue reading

Encouraging the Right Post-High School Educational Experience for Every Student

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Category: College Admissions, College Counseling, Education Articles, NY Times articles

Pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree after high school is the cultural norm in the United States, and a decades-long “college for all” campaign has made it a national issue. As a result, most jobs, even those not necessarily requiring an advanced degree, still have a large proportion of four-year degree holders. As reported by The New … Continue reading

The Importance of Teens and Tweens Having Physically Active Lives

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

When we meet with students at Green Ivy, we coach them about more than just academics. We also have them reflect on their overall lifestyle habits, from stress management and nutrition to sleep and functional exercise. It’s recommended that teens get at least one hour of physical exercise a day, but recent studies have shown … Continue reading

Why Study the Liberal Arts?

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Category: College Corner, Education Articles

Our Green Ivy offices are located in heart of the the Silicon Valley, so it isn’t surprising that many students we work with want to pursue a career in a STEM field. Most have a genuine passion or strength in these areas, but we also see students gravitating towards these academic majors because they are … Continue reading

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Schools, Wellness

A common question posed by educators, parents and students centers around daily homework: how much is too much? While there isn’t one answer that fits every subject, school or individual student, we wanted to look at both sides of the issue. On the one hand, homework can achieve the necessary goal of reinforcing material learned … Continue reading

Staff Post: How to Avoid Sleep Deprivation and Get the Ultimate Night’s Rest

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Category: Setting Goals, Technology, Wellness

This post was written by Harsh, a popular Green Ivy tutor and neuroscience major. One of the most important facets of our work here at Green Ivy is helping students improve not only their academic and organizational skills, but also their life habits. Students often don’t realize that their well-bring is composed of many things, including nutrition, … Continue reading