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A Guide To Living For Empty Nesters

By the time we reach a little beyond middle age in our lives, chances are all of our kids have grown up and gotten out of the house, and this means that the feeling of having an empty nest may settle in and make you emotional. It is incredibly emotional to watch your children who […]
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“My Young Adult is F.I.N.E.”

How we can ask more specific questions to ensure that our young adults aren’t struggling in silence and be honest about what they’re experiencing in higher education. When asking “How are you?” to your young adult, have you ever wondered if there’s something more behind the curtains of their “I’m fine” answer?  I wish I […]
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Sick or injured in college: What is a Parent To Do?

One of the greatest concerns of college parents has to do with the health and well being of their college student.
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Can We Stop Asking: What Are Your Kid’s College Plans?

Early this year, a wonderful article appeared in the New York Times authored by Elisabeth Egan, the books editor at Glamour and the author of the novel “A Window Opens” and this wonderful essay Stop Asking About My Kids College Plans. She shares the experience of a college-bound parent particularly well. “Want to know a funny […]
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Decision Time – Finding a College to Love (That Also Loves You)

College Parents of America suggests three important things for students and their parents to consider in the weeks ahead as they make their final choice.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas for Current College Parents

For current college parents, the twelve days of Christmas don't end with a partridge and a pear tree. In fact, the year-end holidays don't seem to end at all. Increasingly, colleges and universities are scheduling longer and longer periods of time between the last day of fall finals and the first day of spring semester. Beginning as early as mid-December, those of you who are current college parents began to have your sons and daughters come home for the holidays.
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The Twelve Days of Christmas for Current College Parents

For current college parents, the twelve days of Christmas don't end with a partridge and a pear tree.In fact, the year-end holidays don't seem to end at all. Increasingly, colleges and universities are scheduling longer and longer periods of time between the last day of fall finals and the first day of spring semester.Beginning as early as mid-December, those of you who are current college parents began to have your sons and daughters come home for the holidays. And their rooms were probably still waiting to be cleaned from the mess they left at Thanksgiving.
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Don’t be a Thanksgiving Turkey: 5 Tips for College Parents this Thanksgiving

Although we serve all college parents at all stages, many of our most devout readers are parents of freshman in college and, you may be picking up your son or daughter at the airport, train station or appointed car-pooling spot as he or she returns from school for the Thanksgiving holiday.  You probably will be […]
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Helping Your Child Transition to College

As you settle into your new role as a College Parent , take a few minutes to read the article Helping Your Child Transition to College . The Article originally appeared on Jody Michael Associate’s blog. It is very rare that we re- print an entire article but we felt the article was perfect reading […]