Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters

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Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters Teenagers have just a few short years before they leave for college and begin making a life for themselves. It is crucial for teens to develop good character so they can be mentally equipped to make wise, moral decisions and overcome any obstacles life throws their way.  Not only will they end up leading happier lives, they will end up leading more successful lives. Good character does not happen on its own, however. It is the result of years of learned behavior as well as strong mentoring. If you truly want your teen to become an upright individual, you need to … Continue reading

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Boarding School 101: What is Boarding School?

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Boarding School 101: What is Boarding School? Boarding schools are residential private schools, which means students live at school during the academic year. They resemble colleges in that students live in dorms or residence halls, but they primarily serve secondary school students. A boarding school’s main goal is to provide a learning community where students can concentrate on their studies, mature and reach their full potential. Whether you must send your teenager to boarding school for work-related reasons or simply want your child to receive the best education possible, read on to learn about the different types of boarding schools in the United States. Two Main Categories of Boarding School: Therapeutic … Continue reading

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Boarding Schools: Not Just for Troubled Teens

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Boarding Schools: Not Just for Troubled Teens There is a misconception by some that boarding schools are a last resort for troubled teens.  Certainly there are a number of therapeutic boarding schools that are aimed at teenagers with behavioral and/or substance abuse problems, but by and large the mission of most boarding schools is to prepare boy and girls for the rigorous coursework of selective colleges and shape them into independent, responsible and moral adults. Boarding schools offer the ideal learning environment for college-bound students by providing a focused, educational setting that allows them to concentrate on their studies. While some boarding schools, particularly military boarding schools, can help teenagers … Continue reading

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Texas Boarding Schools: How to Choose the Right One

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  Texas Boarding Schools: How to Choose the Right One For those of you who are considering a boarding school for your child, don’t forget to look into the Lone Star State! Texas not only has some of the best year-round weather in the country, it has some of the best colleges in the nation! Texas is a big state, so there are plenty of boarding schools to choose from. This article will first break down your Texas boarding school options and then list some Texas boarding schools that might be perfect for your son or daughter. Two Main Categories: College Prep or Therapeutic There are basically two broad categories … Continue reading

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