House rules over the holidays

House rules over the holidays

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If your kitchen looks like this one when your college student is home, you may have landed on the wrong website! For the rest of us, we’ve updated Scott’s classic article because it turns out it’s timeless — originally written for Thanksgiving Break, but possibly even more applicable to interterm and summer vacations when students are home for longer

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Have “The Talk” about drugs and alcohol with your student

Have “The Talk” about drugs and alcohol with your student

It’s October, and college kids are deep into their first semester. They are settled into their residence halls, have figured out their meal plans and are finishing up their first round of mid-terms. Many students have participated in fall rush (Greek life) festivities and are now a pledge of a fraternity or sorority chapter. Students may

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Will taking time off help your student land a job or internship?

Will taking time off help your student land a job or internship?

That can’t be right can it?? Surely our students need to be plugging along that well-trodden path — high school, college, high-flying job — and hiring managers hate to see any detours. Maybe not. My own grant-funded gap year gave me the opportunity to do a comparative research study on women’s rights in England and France. I interviewed

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Conquer fall semester

Conquer fall semester

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The first semester of college is a whirlwind. Residence hall life, classes and professors, freedoms and responsibilities — a month or two in, it’s all still new. As you keep tabs on your student, remember that it takes all freshmen a while to settle in and for things to “click.” They will all be challenged and they

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