Best graduation party ideas

Best graduation party ideas

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Congratulations! Your student is nearing the end of the high school or college journey and it’s time to celebrate. From party themes and invitations to food, decorations and more, we have tips and ideas. There’s a lot cover, so let’s dive right in! Start planning! The first thing to discuss with your student is whether

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Teach your college student independent life skills

Teach your college student independent life skills

You’ve probably noticed that the word “adult” is now a verb, as in “I don’t want to adult today” or “adulting is hard.” Perhaps you’ve heard these exact words tumbling from your college student’s lips. Like it or not, the adult world awaits and they need to be ready for it, especially if they’ll transition

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Why college students should use LinkedIn

Why college students should use LinkedIn

When you think about social media, LinkedIn may not immediately come to mind. It doesn’t seem “social” — it’s not where your friends hang out. Or is it? With around 590 million users, from students and recent graduates to senior level influencers and decision makers, LinkedIn has huge potential to shape your life. You and your

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A parent’s guide to Greek life today

Many parents have a predetermined positive or negative opinion of Greek life based on their own experience. When my daughter began her college search, she wanted a campus with an active Greek presence. I had reservations, influenced by stories I heard and read about partying, drinking, hooking up and more. My daughter was barely 18

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Credit 101: What your college student needs to know now

According to the credit-scoring company FICO, 67 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds have at least one credit card at their disposal. Few, though, have learned how these accounts work and the best way to handle them. Without that education, overwhelming debt and a bad credit rating can soon follow. Thankfully, a successful relationship with credit

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Dear First-Time College Parent

Congratulations on getting to this point! Despite some bumps in the road, you produced a son or daughter who is ready for college and that’s no small feat. It’s likely that you’re filled with strong and possibly conflicting emotions: pride in your student and their accomplishments, sadness about leaving them and concern about their ability

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Help prepare your college senior for post-graduation responsibilities

Help prepare your college senior for post-graduation responsibilities

I remember well what it was like to be expecting my first child. All the anticipation and preparation were focused on the upcoming birth. But when I had some physical challenges in the first couple weeks after he arrived, my midwife gently reminded me of something I haven’t forgotten, more than two decades later: “You

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The Games Your Kids Are Playing

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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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