Social Media Wellness Conversation with The Los Altos Town Crier

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

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun, sat down with the Los Altos Town Crier to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, which aims to illuminate today’s social media landscape, inspire critical conversations that parents, teens, and educators need to be having around technology, and offer practical means for helping our kids achieve … Continue reading

Social Media and Female Friendships: It’s Complicated

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Category: Technology, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Green Ivy founder, Ana Homayoun, was recently interviewed by The Daily Beast about the influence of social media on female friendships, and the layers of complexity things like group texts and messaging apps have added to the equation. “One of the biggest examples is teen girls calling for ‘Instasupport’ from their friends, which means that if a friend … 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Last week, Harvard revealed that they they had rescinded the admissions offers of at least 10 students after it was found that they had posted offensive, horrific, and obscene images and memes within a closed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

New Year, New Semester, New Goals!

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Category: Back-to-School, NY Times articles, Parenting, Setting Goals, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Wellness

Happy 2017! 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

Reflections of the First 13 Years

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Category: Just For Fun

This morning, I gave a presentation to a small group of Bay Area school counselors on the latest social media trends. Afterwards, I headed to my office and realized that today is the 13th anniversary of Green Ivy, the educational consulting firm I created to help students and schools with organization, time-management, and wellness issues. … 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

Staff Highlight: Dasha S.

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Category: Back-to-School

You’ve been working at Green Ivy for three years. What brought you to Green Ivy, and what have you enjoyed most about the experience? The first experience I’ve had teaching/tutoring was in my mom’s classroom. She was teaching a summer school class of third graders, and I would come in twice a week to teach … Continue reading

College Counseling Corner: Common Application OPEN for Rising Seniors

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Category: Back-to-School, College Corner, College Counseling

Many college applications are available through the Common Application, which opened up for 2015-16 submission on August 1. You can access the Common Application here. The personal statement questions have changed from previous years, and while some counselors are concerned about how these changes can affect a student’s ability to write a thoughtful, reflective personal statement, … Continue reading