A parent’s guide to Greek life today

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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Dear First-Time College Parent

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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The Games Your Kids Are Playing

The Games Your Kids Are Playing

I was curious what the hottest games these days are among teens and college students, so I asked around and compiled this list of the top ones. I’ve included a brief description, so you can be in the know. You may even want to try some of the games yourself! Card and Board Games Apples to Apples

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The evolution of family life and love

The evolution of family life and love

There is no love like the love between a parent and child. And though the depth of the love doesn’t change, the life stages of both parent and child do. Sometimes these changes are challenging and painful, leaving both parent and child to wonder if they will ever have a close relationship again. I am the

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High school relationships in college

High school relationships in college

When your son or daughter leaves for college, they will bring along many things from home — including, possibly, a relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend from high school. This can be a complicated and tricky subject to deal with and one which is sure to create angst and issues at some point along the

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  • I've been through the process twice, and you are so right: it is stressful! However, everything works out for the best. My daughter ended up attending a school she didn't even want to see. In fact, the day we went to visit, she decided to leave the tour early, rather than going to the question and answer session. Well, it was the best four years of her life thus far, and she has made lifetime friends and had many wonderful experiences because of her education there. Thanks for sharing. I always love reading your pieces.