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Are My Kids Listening To Me?

Dear Mabby, Where have you been? I'm probably one of the five people who have actually read your advice and I've missed hearing from you. Rumor has it that you also have some insights into parenting. I need some help and neither Dr. Phil nor Oprah will respond to my persistent emails. I don't think [...]

PSAT Prep or Not?

Dear Mabby, I got something from my school about a PSAT Prep fundraiser. My daughter is already stressed out and she just began her junior year. Should I sign her up for these classes? By the way, based on some of your other letters, she also appears to be one of the few students in [...]

The New SAT in 2016

Dear Mabby, I've read every article that I can find about the new SAT and I'm still not sure what to do. My son is in 4th grade and he's already asking me about the tests. Humbly, Mary T. A. Johnson Dear T.A. (Thinking Ahead?), You must be pretty bleary eyed if you've read all [...]


Dear Mabby, My 10th grader owned the PSAT as a 10th grader but his advisor recommends that he takes the ACT even though he did so well on the PSAT when he was only in 10th grade. What do you think? Anxiously awaiting your advice, Mary Beth Marisol-Venezuela (graduate of a well known East Coast [...]

I Got My SAT Score … Now What?

Dear MABBY, My son just got his March SAT scores and we're not sure what to make of them. It looks like he got 550 twice so I'm wondering if the College Board made a mistake. I have a few questions: How do I know if his scores are good enough for Harvard? Is it [...]