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teen: 12-18 yrs.

School is where your child hones skills that are every bit as essential to his all-around development and future success as English, math, science, and social studies, even if they don't appear on a report card. These include critical thinking, problem solving, respecting authority (and, when appropriate, challenging it), asking questions, defending positions and learning to get along with one's peers.

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Helping Girls Overcome the Education Gender Gap

Young girls frequently experience a crisis of confidence beginning in early adolescence, when self-esteem is inextricably bound to their changing physical appearance and body image.