Wellness 101: Encouraging Your Children to Engage in Community Service

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Category: Education Articles, Leadership, Parenting, Schools, Setting Goals, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Some high schools now require a certain number of service hours for graduation, but many students don’t know how to get started with their service work or how best to find an activity that will be fulfilling for all parties involved. The benefits of giving back to the immediate community are many, but studies have … Continue reading

Advising 101: How Building a Positive Online Presence Can Impact College Admissions

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Education Articles, Parenting, Setting Goals, Social Media Wellness, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Recent studies show that between 35 and 50 percent of admissions officers are viewing students’ social media profiles. This doesn’t mean they are looking for anything embarrassing or inappropriate, but it does mean they are using it as one way of gathering more information about applicants. When we talk about a student’s online presence, much … Continue reading

Wellness 101: Establishing Good “Sleep Hygiene”

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

When we ask students at Green Ivy what they’d like more time for in their daily routines, their number one answer is more sleep. Many students are accustomed to a sleep-deprived existence and will quickly point out that the bulk of their friends are getting even less sleep than they are. This situation has become … 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

Social Media Wellness Book Tour FAQs (and answers)!

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

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun spent the past few months on the road for her book tour talking to schools about her latest book, SOCIAL MEDIA WELLNESS. Here, we’re borrowing a recent post from her blog (check it out here) on the top questions from her tour. The tour continues in January – see … 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

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