Teen Scene

Teen Scene
Teen Coach

Teen Coach: How to Prevent Losing Your Teens Online

A father says that his 12-year old son has entered middle school. He wrinkles his nose and says that he is not working enough, and he isn’t talking much either. Then he laughs, “Oh well.” I laugh back. Then I add, “Whatever you do, don’t get him his own smartphone or tablet.” One look at the father’s face, and I know that it is too late.
how teenagers view the world

Teen Scene: The World We Inherit

My generation is pointed to as the one that will inherit this world with its advantages and problems. I sat down with Alice at Balzac high school in Paris for a glimpse of how teenagers view the world today and tomorrow.
student's budget

6 Essential Tips to Boost a Student’s Budget in Paris

For young adults, Paris doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out these helpful tips to maximize a student's budget and make the most of the city.
career advice for teens

Career Advice for Teens: Perspectives on “La Situation”

Coach Jane Mobille offers career advice for teens (and their parents) on how to pursue a path that is both financially stable and personally fulfilling.
gap year

5 Reasons Why I Need a Gap Year After High School

The end of high school is a scary and exhilarating moment. Faced with stepping in to the sitcom-worthy world of college, internships and tiny apartments is enough to warrant a moment of reflection in three simple words: Am I ready?
Open Letter to parents with children in French schools.

Teen Coach: Open Letter to Families in French Schools

Many of us bash the French school system because our teens are subject to rigorous requirements, tough grading, and receive sparse encouragement from their teachers; while “at home” teachers encourage their students and reward them with easy grading.
toddler

Teen Coach: When Your Teen Reacts Like a Toddler

Has your teen turned back into a difficult toddler? Check out this advice on how to sidestep the nagging and have a grown-up conversation.
vineyards in Meursalt, France. © Diane Roberts

Backbreaking Grape Picking in France: You Can Do It!

Is picking grapes in the idyllic French countryside by day and enjoying wine by night the ideal summer job? Find out from 18-year-old Diane Robert...
teenage parisian

How a Teenage Parisian is Coping with Life Under Covid

A teenage Parisian describes how life for young people has dramatically changed living under COVID.
college search

American College Search Tips for Teens in France

Do you have a teenager in France looking to apply to a North American university? Here are some expert college search tips to help you demystify the process.