Parents

Parent University


Helping You Stay Current on Hot Topics to Better Understand Your High School Student and Navigate the Teenage Years

We want to share information with our VES parents that will help you learn along with your child. Through book recommendations, seminars, faculty and leadership presentations, hot topics in the news, TED Talks and more, we will serve up content that we think you'll find of value.
 

ARTICLES


VAPING


TEENS & ANXIETY/STRESS


TEENS & SLEEP


STRONG CHARACTER


SOCIAL MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY


PREPARING FOR LIFE


VIDEOS

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INSIGHTS


BOOKS & ARTICLES


VIDEOS

Our College Counseling team recommends this video—part of a series on WebMD, developed in collaboration with the JED Foundation (check them out at www.settogo.org, that focuses on supporting teens in the transition to college. You’ll find lots of helpful information and food for thought!


The following grade-level programs help parents understand the College Counseling process as it relates to students at that point in their high school journey, and the staff answers parents’ questions.


In this video, a diverse and talented group of college coaches and one athletics compliance officer join the College Counseling team for a panel discussion for parents and their students who are interested in pursuing athletics in college to ask the coaches questions. 


SOCIAL MEDIA

A wonderful way to stay educated about topics in college planning is to follow the VES College Counseling Facebook page. Follow now and you'll never miss an interesting post.

 


Top Reading Recommendations



“The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults” by Francis E. Jensen, renowned neurologist and mother of two boys

At VES, our Student Life programming is guided by adolescent brain science. Dr. Jensen
sheds new light on adolescent brain functioning and development in the contexts of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction and decision-making, and provides practical advice on helping teens navigate their journey to adulthood.
 
“Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era” by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

This book is based on the award-winning documentary that discusses the dramatic change education must undergo to prepare students with the knowledge, skill sets and character required to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving world and how, as educators, we need to look devise the next generation of education to address these needs.
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