The dangers of vaping

The dangers of vaping

Young people are using vaping devices to consume other substances, too: Often known as “dabs,” marijuana is a popular substance to substitute for the vaping liquid sold in stores. Vaping marijuana does not produce the telltale smell that accompanies smoking marijuana through a joint, blunt or pipe. By vaping, teens and young adults can use

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“First in college” families — A successful transition

“First in college” families — A successful transition

Starting college can be scary for anyone. For first-generation students,* the journey brings challenges not faced by classmates whose parents have attended college in the U.S. Family support is essential to a student’s confidence and success. Even if you didn’t go to college yourself, you’ve probably moved to a new place or started something new and difficult.

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Choosing a counselor for your college student

Choosing a counselor for your college student

Maybe your student is overwhelmed at school, or you’ve observed them struggling with a transition or an issue and it’s become clear they need some outside help. This is when a counselor might be the answer. Counseling can help your college student work through challenges and problems and sort out life’s pressures. Your student should

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Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

By Patricia Helton and Jo Calhoun Of all the fears we may have about our college students’ safety, sexual assault ranks near the top. Given recent national news, we understandably worry about our daughters (primarily) becoming victims of assault or our sons (primarily) being accused of committing it. Research indicates that college-aged adults are at increased

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Spring semester action items for your college student

Spring semester action items for your college student

Students are back on campus following a well-deserved winter break. Spring semester will soon be in full swing! In addition to coursework and extracurricular commitments (and of course their social life), there are activities and tasks that are unique to the second semester. This Top 5 should be on your student’s radar: 1. Meeting with an

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Starting college mid-year

Starting college mid-year

Most first-year college students move to campus in the fall, but that’s not always the case. Some students decide to wait a semester, attend community college or work and save money. Other students are offered spring admission from the college itself. If your student will enter college mid-year, you may have a few questions and concerns. What

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Help your student power through finals

Help your student power through finals

The weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break are tough on students. No way to sugar coat it. They are buried in work: reading, exam preparation, final projects, more reading, paper writing, etc. Some first-year students experience another wave of homesickness after the Thanksgiving holiday. Seniors are extra stressed as they work on theses and capstone

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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.