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Teens

Building Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Age-by-age guidance on raising kids with money smarts.

Does Gender Give Your Child a College Admissions Edge?

Understanding the widening gender gap and its impact on college acceptance.

Study Finds Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement

Even moderate levels of bullying can negatively affect a student’s performance in school.

Moving Off the College Admissions Waitlist

The No. 1 thing students can do while on the waitlist is communicate clearly, firmly and respectfully to the admissions office that, if offered, they will accept a spot at the school.

Why College Visits Are Worth Time, Expense

Expert tips on what students should do when visiting a college campus.

Help Your Tween or Teen Daughter With Body-Image Issues

Balance compliments about appearance with compliments about who she is as a person and how that impacts other people.

Deciphering Teen Text Messages

New slang is often harmless, but parents should monitor texts that fall into these areas.

Teaching Kids to Self-Advocate

A teacher, a counselor and coach share the skills kids need to succeed.

GCS Students Named State Champions in Real World Design Challenge

Team from STEM Early College at N.C. A&T will compete at the national level.

Helping Kids Navigate Toxic Friendships

How to help kids make good, positive friendships

Does Spending Time Online Destroy Empathy?

Six ways families can engage with online communities that actively encourage positive social values.

Flavored E-Cigarette Use May Increase Teens’ Desire to Smoke Tobacco

Using flavored e-cigarettes associated with a lower prevalence of perception of tobacco’s danger, study finds.

Are Your High School Student's Classes Rigorous Enough?

Perhaps no decision in a college-bound teen’s high school career causes more agitation than deciding how many honors and advanced placement courses to take.

Volunteer Opportunities Available at the North Carolina Zoo

Ages 12-15 may volunteer in most positions.

Tween and Teen Cooking Classes Coming to Edible Schoolyard

Learn how to make breakfast for dinner at The Edible Schoolyard with tween and teen cooking classes.

What’s on Your Teen’s 'Finsta' Account?

If you have teenagers, encourage them to post positive thoughts and messages on their "Finsta" accounts.

Private Scholarships: Exposing the Truth About Them

Students and parents spend too much time seeking out private scholarships, and not enough focusing on where the bulk of aid money actually originates.

Greensboro Youth Council Institute Announces Teen Workshop Schedule

The Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) Institute has several free teen skills workshops scheduled on topics including goal setting, event planning, time management and ways to strengthen leadership and teamwork skills.

ACT Versus New SAT: Which Should I Choose?

What are the key differences between the ACT and new SAT, and what do they mean for test-takers?

Teens and Technology Addiction

A recent survey finds that 50 percent of teens “feel addicted” to their mobile devices and 59 percent of parents agree that their teen is addicted.

Reagan High School Senior Wins Bookmarks Contest

Bookmarks and Art for Art's Sake select and honor 2016 teen contest winners.

Teens Behind-the-Scenes at Weatherspoon

Area teens can apply for an in-depth, hands-on, personal experience at WAM.

Is College Still a Worthwhile Investment?

Questioning the value of a college degree? College is still a sound investment if you know how to capitalize on your higher education.

When Supporting Your Teen is Not Enough

3 parenting “musts” for all parents, but especially those with special needs children

Do You Trust or Track Your Teen?

Car device alerts you to your teen's speed infractions and whether they've breached a preset location boundary

Social Media Use and Teens

Social media basics for parents

Volunteer Program Enables Teens to Give Back to Community

Summer Teen Volunteer Program at Greensboro Science Center

Is Tween’s Frequent Crying Normal or Cause for Concern?

Crying at the drop of a hat can be a sign of depression.

Teens Make a Difference at GSC

Greensboro Science Center offers teens unique opportunity to learn, grow and give

How Old is Old Enough?

9 guidelines for raising independent teens
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Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.