Attention Parents! Preparing Your Child for College

Mom and Dad: you obviously want what is best for your child. You want them to go to the best schools, get good grades, and maintain a healthy lifestyle so they grow up to be successful, independent individuals. You motivate them to study, prioritize, and remember their responsibilities. Discipline is inevitably a part of helping your child in these...

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Money Management: Preparing Students for the Real World

Teenagers will have to take on much more responsibility before they head off to college as it will be their first true foray into adulthood. While they may be excited about this, you as a parent know there are a number of different skills they do not yet possess because of their real-world inexperience. The best education is often through experienc...

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Keep It Simple: Mother’s Day 2013

Mother’s Day is just a couple of days away meaning you must be mindful of what you’re going to be giving to your mother. Now, I personally believe that a simple phone call can do just as much as a bouquet of flowers. It really isn’t about the cost; it’s about the sentiment that is attached along with it. Here are a few traditional and more ...

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4 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids Before College

So, you’re off on your own now: a big girl/boy in the big world searching for big opportunities. But since you’re not living with parents anymore, you have a hefty amount of new responsibilities that many didn’t have to worry about when living at home. Not all, but there are a lot of students that come to school not prepared for adult tasks. ...

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Leaving For College: Is Your Child Prepared?

After graduating from high school, your son or daughter received acceptance letters to the colleges they chose to apply to. Now that summer has begun, it’s time to help them get ready for their big move into the dorm room of the college they selected. Are you prepared? If your answer is no, don’t fret. This blog post will put you at ease by giv...

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Parenting U: The College Search is an Adventure

After years of birthday parties, soccer practices and report cards, sending your teen off to college is a tough pill to swallow. You’ve put your heart and soul into your kid’s well being. College isn’t the end of your parenting career, however. It’s the next step in the journey. Long talks may move from the living room to th...

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Back to School Tips for Parents

Dear Parents, My last summer of me living at home has been really great. Finally graduating high school was such a joy and I truly could not have done it without you. I can’t believe that I am already a freshman in college. Everything here seems so foreign and I am just trying to get the hang of things. I am sure it has been weird not having me a...

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Parenting College Students: Advice for Parents of Students

So your child is graduating from high school.  Or they already have. They’re not kids anymore, they’re young adults.  And I’m sure you want nothing but the best for your blossoming young adult, so their next step is probably college. As hard as it might be to face (trust me, I had to listen to my mom), you’re probably exci...

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3 Things Your Parents Should Teach You Before College

Living on your own for the first time can unveil numerous skills you didn’t even realize you were lacking. You have grown accustomed to living with your parents and possibly having them take care of a lot of your responsibilities. Once you are in college you will be forced to be independent and responsible for yourself. Rather than acquiring skil...

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One Quick Fix for Homsickness

Your son or daughter has ventured off for their first year of college. Even if they never come right out and say it, they will miss you as much as you will miss them. Whether they are now living twenty minutes away from home or twenty hours, yes, your child will feel the effects of homesickness. It’s inevitable. But despite the distance between y...

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