Freshman summer melt

Freshman summer melt

It’s the summer before freshman year of college, a time your student has anticipated for months (or even years). You’re both busy ticking things off checklists — they’ve filled out umpteen required forms and been in touch with their new roommate; you’re starting to outfit the residence hall room. And then your student decides they don’t

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Talking about “13 Reasons Why”

Talking about “13 Reasons Why”

Has your high school or college student watched “13 Reasons Why,” a new series recently released on Netflix based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, or are you hearing/reading a lot about the series on social media? The series is getting a lot of buzz and also creating concern. It’s about events

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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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Addiction in college

Addiction in college

Substance abuse is prevalent among college students, according to the 2015 Monitoring the Future national survey (a comprehensive evaluation of substance use among young people and adults in the United States). Many college students have access to illicit substances, such as stimulants, marijuana or alcohol. These drugs can be found in dorm rooms, off-campus apartments

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Transfer advice

Transfer advice

First, don’t panic. It can be painful (and frustrating) to see your student unhappy, but the fact that they’re actively reflecting on their education and goals is a sign of personal investment and maturity. A 2015 study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that over a third of college students transferred at least once. Transferring doesn’t

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