when your child turns 18

What Happens When Your Child Turns 18?

Suddenly, they are adults (ok, legally, they are adults). As…
Liberal Arts Colleges in Crisis

Liberal Arts Colleges in Crisis

At The Core is excited to bring you this guest blog, Liberal…
want for our children

What is it we really want for our children?

What is it we really want for our children? When you let yourself…
choosing a career

Choosing a career: My daughter wants to be a ballerina. My son wants to be a soccer player.

You can flip this title to “My son wants to be a ballerina/…
college entrance exams

The Changing Landscape of College Entrance Exams: ACT and SAT

We talk to a lot of parents. They know a lot has changed about…
Finding private scholarships

Finding Private Scholarships

At The Core is excited to bring you this finding private scholarships…
Finding a College

Finding a College to Meet Your Needs

We can make the whole high-school-to-college process really complicated!…
Choosing a college

Choosing a College: The Heart, The Head, and Those Pesky Well-Meaning-but-Misguided Opinions

Choosing a college feels like an enormous weight to our students.…
career planning and self assessment in the middle grades

Career Planning and Self Assessment in the Middle Grades: Laying the Groundwork

We spend a lot of time listening to parents of middle and high…
career exploration

Career Exploration: How Helpful are Career Clusters and Personality Assessments?

My teen daughter sends me links to BuzzFeed career quizzes. All.…