Entries by Vanessa Hamilton

In the News: Changes to the ACT Exam

In October 2019, ACT dropped a bombshell in the world of college entrance testing. Starting in September 2020, students will be able to retake individual sections of the exam. NEVER, EVER has this been allowed before. Students who have already taken the whole ACT exam at least once will be able to retake a single […]

Parenting Teens: Friends, Motivation, and Independence

We knew our families have specific parenting questions, so this week we are thrilled to share this guest blog with you, Parenting Teens: Friends, Motivation, and Independence, from Natalie Chubb, of Powell Family Counseling. Natalie is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with families, adults, adolescents, and children coping with challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationships, […]

Free College? Consider the US Military Academies

Not many colleges in the United States can claim to be free, but if your student is the right fit, one of the United States military academies could be an amazing bargain including tuition, room, and board. (Of course, all graduates will fulfill a post-graduation service requirement of at least five years as commissioned officers.) […]

Tips for a Successful College Visit: You Can Do This!

Ah, the college visit! The college visit is probably the one constant in the process that is the same for every family with college-bound students. Every campus has packs of teens and parents being guided by a backwards-walking college student. With over 4,000 postsecondary institutions in the US, the number of college choices can be […]

We parents need support, too!

We work so hard to help you help your kids. But all of us parents are humans churning with emotions and goals and feelings during our kids’ young adult years. Sometimes I think wine was created by the parent of a teenager. All of this focus on our children can take a toll. Parents need […]