A secure digital life for your college student

A secure digital life for your college student

From social media to coding, college students today are more technologically savvy than ever before. Though they can navigate any device or application with their eyes closed, they don’t necessarily protect those devices as well as they should. Constant proximity to others — in the dorm, classes and the library — makes it essential that they take

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Trust Me

Trust Me

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There is some part of me that has wanted to be an adult all my life. If not every eighteen-year-old has felt this way, they are likely experiencing it now. I anticipated the summer before freshman year would be trying, as should all parents and students — students are neither children nor full adults and

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The summer sponge experience

The summer sponge experience

If your college student is working, interning or volunteering this summer, they have an opportunity to get an extra benefit from these weeks or months of “outta classroom” experience. Encourage your student to be a sponge: “A person having a sponge-like capacity, as for drink, knowledge, etc.” (Webster’s New World Dictionary) The summer job can

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I want to take a gap year

I want to take a gap year

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By this point in early summer you’re probably thinking that, as the parent of a newly-graduated high school senior, you’re home free. Your student has committed to a college for the fall and all the stress and indecision of the past year is behind both of you (although who suffered more remains to be seen).

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Last best summer

Last best summer

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I remember the summer between my daughter’s high school graduation and when she headed to college in the fall. The last summer. I was full of heartache, memories, angst and excitement for what lay behind her and what lay ahead. What’s a parent to do? How do you turn this “last” summer into the best

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