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

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

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

“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 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

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

Guest Post: Tips on How to Make This A Productive and Successful Semester

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

Dasha has been working at Green Ivy for several years, and is a thoughtful and popular instructor. She is finishing up her requirements for being an EMT, and has been taking additional courses since graduating from Stanford in her quest to apply to medical school. Below she shares her three tips for helping students begin … Continue reading