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New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Middle and High School Students to Disconnect from School

Removing a student from class or the school building is federally mandated for dangerous behaviors such as violence, weapons possession, or drug possession. Yet a significant portion of school removals nationally are for non-dangerous violations, such as tardiness, or behaviors that can be interpreted subjectively, such as defiance or disrespect. As a result, students who […]

High School Students Can Apply by Oct 31st for “2018 Disney Dreamers Academy” at Walt Disney World Resort

For more than a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has inspired young minds nationwide by fueling their dreams and showing them a world of possibilities. Each year, students participate in hands-on, immersive career workshops, ranging from animation to zoology. The program is produced in conuuction with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. Each participant learns important skills, such […]

[Video] How to Mentor Your Teens About Safe Driving

For parents, having their teen start driving can be not the best new, as it entails a new level of responsability to the not-yet-adult child. Their inexperience on the road make them at higher risk of accidents. The mobile use adds a whole new layer of distractions (ones that even adults are guilty of). Peer pressure of […]

5 Tips to Manage Back-to-School Stress for Parents with Older Kids

The transitions from Elementary to Middle School and Middle School to High School can be jarring.  You, the parent,  process the changes and make choices about how to assist  children in their new school settings and in the years leading up to college. Our creator and co-publisher, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, is going through this transition right now with […]

South Florida Parents of Tweens and Teens Are Invited to ‘How To Get Middle School & High School Right’ Event on Sept 8th

We are happy to announce our collaboration with the Miami-based parenting & therapy center, The Nest: Stop Parenting Alone, for our second co-produced parenting event set for Thursday, September 8th in Miami. The transitions from Elementary to Middle School and Middle School to High School can be jarring. This event aims to help parents manage the changes and […]

19 year-old Vine Super Star, Lele Pons, Releases the Book “Surviving High School”

Vine superstar Lele Pons—“one of the coolest girls on the web” (Teen Vogue)—teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost) in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular videos.  Lele is a bulls-eye […]

[Online Shopping] Our Favorite 21 Trendy Style Suits and Tuxedo Pieces for Prom

Is that time of the year….when seventeen and eighteen year-olds around the country say goodbye to highschool and hello to….well life as an adult! Such a huge step entitles proper outfit prepration and specially important is that of the party, PROM…of course! And who said it’s all about the dress [well, it’s mostly about the […]

Grit, Mindset, and Determination as Keys to Academic Perseverance?

A hot topic last year at ASCD’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, the grit initiative is again among the buzzing conversations surrounding the state of education today and will be prominently featured at this year’s ASCD’s conference. Over the years, interest in mindset and grit has been building as more and more school administrators, teachers, and […]

Is your Teen’s School registered for Celebrate My Drive?

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. When I was a young tween- about 9 years old, my father was a regional safety director for a large telecommunications company and used to have with him entirely too many driving safety videos. […]