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I've written 92 articles on education, parenting, and brain development for GreatSchools.org. Articles below, with links.

Scholarships your teen can (ahem, should) apply to

Cool careers spotlight: photography director

Cool careers spotlight: web developer

Cool careers spotlight: radiology technologist

Cool careers spotlight: dental hygienist

42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)

6 surprisingly easy ways to raise a generous child

The destructive, instructive power of teen curiosity

Why teach kids to forgive?

9 tips for keeping the peace

Should your child take a gap year?

13 signs you’re being scholarship-scammed

How to have a low-key college visit

Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?

How to raise a kid who won’t quit

The 5 best college admissions books

13 surprising tips for applying to college

Time for your teen to take a personality test!

The dark truth about those big homework projects

Classic childhood books for 8th graders

When teens lie (because they all do!)

Inside the high schooler's brain

Inside the 5th grader's brain

Inside the 4th grader's brain

Inside the 2nd grader's brain

Inside the 1st grader's brain

Inside the kindergartner's brain

Inside the preschooler's brain

Inside the 8th grader’s brain

Inside the 7th grader’s brain

Inside the 6th grader’s brain

Your 8th grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

History books for 8th graders

Inside the 3rd grader's brain

Your 7th grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Your 6th grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Your 6th grader's writing under Common Core Standards

Your 7th grader’s writing under Common Core Standards

Your preschooler, writing, and the Common Core Standards

Your 8th grader's writing under Common Core Standards

Your 8th grader and math under Common Core Standards

Getting your preschooler ready for Common Core math

Your 7th grader and math under Common Core Standards

Your 6th grader and math under Common Core Standards

Your fifth grader and math under Common Core Standards

Your 3rd grader and math under the Common Core Standards

Your fourth grader and math under Common Core Standards

Your second grader and math under Common Core Standards

Your first grader and math under the Common Core Standards

Your kindergartner and math under the Common Core Standards

Is the best second language Spanish, Chinese, Java, or Ruby?

Inside the tweener's brain

How to teach your preschooler shapes and spatial skills

Cool ways to teach your preschooler patterns

Is summer lowering your child's IQ?

Cracking the code on curiosity

Gratitude: the cure for entitlement and materialism

Are American children ungrateful?

Angry daddy can't get no respect

Why early math is just as important as early reading

Stress and your child's brain

Discovering the secrets of happy families

Your child's brain on technology: video games

Your child's brain on technology: television

Your child's brain on technology: social media

Your child's brain on technology: cell phones

Your child's brain on technology: tablets

Navigating the system: Oakland

Navigating the system: Washington, DC

Navigating the system: St. Louis

The science behind growing a healthy brain

Stimulate the senses

Jane Bluestein on "I don't want to go to school!"

High test scores, higher expectations, and presidential hype

Should your kids learn online?

Kansas to try Finland's anti-bullying program

How to pick the perfect learning toy

The Finnish miracle

5 surprising tricks for keeping your child healthy