The college admissions scandal won’t change how I parent

The college admissions scandal won’t change how I parent

We’re all still buzzing about the college admissions scandal that broke last week, and the story is certain to bob back into the headlines as more details emerge. The criminal investigation and resulting national discussion is shining a light on admissions practices at highly selective institutions and the complicated layers of inequity that exist even

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Emergencies on campus

Emergencies on campus

Part of our college students’ everyday lives is learning how to prepare for and react in case of an emergency on campus. Campus emergencies may be weather-related (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, winter storm, flood, mudslide) or involve serious accidents (fire) or an active shooter or other kind of attack. Colleges and universities devise emergency plans for all of

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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 sugarcoat it. They are buried in work: reading, exam preparation, final projects, 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 projects while applying

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Consejos para cómo mantener una buena comunicación con su universitario

Consejos para cómo mantener una buena comunicación con su universitario

Traducido por José Martínez Al ver a nuestros hijos partir hacia la universidad, una de las cosas más difíciles de aceptar es la pérdida del contacto cotidiano. Si es que usted y su estudiante hablan diariamente o se mantienen en contacto por otros medios (teléfono, texto, correo electrónico, etc.), ¡usted tal vez no necesita seguir

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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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Federal laws and student privacy

Federal laws and student privacy

Many parents view their students’ college years as a gradual transition from dependent childhood to independent young adulthood. However, there are a few areas where college students are considered adults under the law and parents’ rights to access information about their students are restricted. Health records The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects

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Una nueva forma de relacionarse

Una nueva forma de relacionarse

Traducido por José Martínez El cambio puede ser interesante mas también intimidante. Uno de los cambios significativos para la familia es cuando nuestro hijo/a comienza su carrera universitaria. Es natural que tanto los familiares como los alumnos tengan emociones encontradas durante la transición de la preparatoria hacia la universidad.  Aun cuando estamos contentos por las

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