Letting Go — An interview with Karen Levin Coburn

Letting Go — An interview with Karen Levin Coburn

I first read Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger three years ago as I prepared to send my oldest son off for his freshman year. I’m devouring it again, in a brand-new, thoroughly revised and updated edition that reflects the realities of college

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Allergies in the dorm

Allergies in the dorm

In a few weeks, my middle son heads back to college in Massachusetts for his sophomore year. He didn’t have allergies growing up, but this summer he’s definitely suffering from a runny nose and itchy eyes. He’s going to see his doctor about it; meanwhile I find myself thinking about his college bedding stored in

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College spending money

College spending money

A big question parents of new high school graduates have is “How much spending money do kids in college need these days?” Hand in hand with this is the question of who is responsible for this amount. Parents of continuing students also need to revisit spending needs each year (and sometimes mid-year). Families almost universally

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Welcome your student home

Welcome your student home

What are some of the ways families celebrate the return of their college students for summer? My two sons, ages 18 and 21, will be greeted by clean sheets (possibly for the first time since January). A party in and of itself! We’re pretty low-key and that was a theme I heard a lot as

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  • Great article. It reminded me to ask my high school senior about which of her preferred colleges have reached out about a regional event. We attended an event like this with our older daughter who was attending school far from home and it was very valuable.