Graduation should be an Olympic event

Graduation should be an Olympic event

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Though the summer Olympics in Rio are still in full swing, the time to start training for next spring’s commencement season is now. If you celebrated a college or graduate school commencement this past year, congratulations both on your student’s achievement and to you for surviving it. If there’s a commencement on the horizon, knowing what

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For stepparents

For stepparents

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I want to allow for a little disclaimer and say that I am not a stepparent and don’t know what it’s like to walk in your shoes. I am divorced, however, and may one day be in the role of stepmom and my kids could one day have a stepmother. So, as I write this

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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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Choosing a college major

Choosing a college major

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When it came time for my kids to choose their majors in college I didn’t expect to have input. Although I was somewhat involved in their course selection in high school, I felt that by the time my boys made it to college, figuring out what they wanted to learn would be their concern. My

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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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