Second semester fresh start

Second semester fresh start

Your student completed the first semester of college. Congratulations! Time to build on that success to make the second semester even better. Recognizing the opportunity that a new start brings can be both encouraging and intimidating. Your student wants to build on any successes from last semester, but they may also need to re-evaluate and readjust

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Transition reality check

Transition reality check

In spite of the heart-tug that we feel as we drop our freshmen off at college, we send them with optimism and a hope that they will adjust and thrive. We also worry, but assume that as time passes we will worry less, and most of us do. However, for some parents, it becomes increasingly

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Senior year — The road to graduation

Senior year — The road to graduation

College parents, do you remember your student’s senior year of high school? The angst over applications and essays and letters of recommendation, and the pressure around what felt like the most important decision in your student’s life so far? Even after the final decision was made, your student (and you) worried about classes, the roommate,

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Support for your far away college student

Support for your far away college student

What do you do if your son or daughter has chosen a college hundreds or even thousands of miles from home? There are challenges, but with extra effort and advance planning you can help your student feel your support even across the miles. Staying on campus over breaks One situation your student may face is a

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The time management challenge

The time management challenge

Every fall thousands of freshmen head to college and parents cross their fingers and hope their students will be successful. Many students transition smoothly, but others do not. Is there a secret? Maybe. In his book, Making the Most of College, Richard Light shares a study of hundreds of college sophomores. Interviewers talked with two groups

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