Happy 4th of July!

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We hope you are having a fantastic summer! Our offices will be closed from the 4th-7th so our staff can spend time with their families, but we will reopen on Sunday, July 8th. Enjoy the holiday!

Five Things To Cross Off Your College Application List This Summer

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Education Articles, Green Ivy Blog, Parenting, Setting Goals, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers

It may feel as though summer has just started, but July is almost here (!) and the countdown to fall semester will begin soon. Since it can be challenging to juggle college applications with the flurry of senior year, at Green Ivy we work with all of our college counseling students over the summer on … Continue reading

New Year, New Semester, New Goals!

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Happy 2018! We often look at the beginning of the new year as an opportunity for reflection and goal setting, we wanted to share some of our tips at Green Ivy for beginning the semester well. A recent article suggested that the key to success is ruthless self-examination (read: self-awareness) and goals and reflection are the … Continue reading

Great Strategies to Promote Social Media Wellness in the New Year!

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

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year or semester can be a fantastic time to talk to your teens about the most productive ways to navigate the online world and help them learn strategies that encourage social media wellness. In Ana Homayoun’s new book, Social Media Wellness, she looks at some of the ways … Continue reading

Green Ivy Holiday Schedule

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  We wish all of you a fantastic Winter Break, with lots of downtime and digital detox! The Green Ivy offices will be closed from December 21-Jan 2, so that our staff can spend time with their families. We will be back in the office January 3, and resume our regularly scheduled sessions on Monday, … Continue reading

Five Ways to Stop, Reflect and Manage End of Year Stress

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Social Media Wellness, Teens and technology, Wellness

Students and adults alike feel the stress of the end of the year, whether that be because of finals, college applications or all the expectations that come with the holiday season. Studies have shown that one of the best ways to regroup during hectic times is to reflect and think about the things we are … Continue reading

Happy Sweet Sixteen To Green Ivy Educational Consulting!!

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Category: Crumpled Paper Book, Myth of the Perfect Girl, NY Times articles, Parenting, Social Media Wellness, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

A few weeks ago, we celebrated our 16th anniversary at Green Ivy Educational Consulting. This anniversary kind of crept up on me, and it wasn’t until a Facebook memory popped up in my feed reminding me of a past year anniversary that I stopped and took note. We’ve had a lot of wonderful things happen … Continue reading

Distractions, Digital and Otherwise: Tips for Teens

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Category: Parenting, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Wellness

Green Ivy founder, Ana Homayoun, author of Social Media Wellness, was featured on the Common Sense Media blog this week. She outlined her top five ways to help students stay focused and resist the temptation of digital distractions and procrastination. She writes:     It’s no secret that students today face the ultimate paradox: The … Continue reading