Support for your far away college student

Support for your far away college student

What do you do if your son or daughter has chosen a college hundreds or even thousands of miles from home? There are challenges, but with extra effort and advance planning you can help your student feel your support even across the miles. Staying on campus over breaks One situation your student may face is a

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Talking about Greek life with our students

Talking about Greek life with our students

Fraternities and sororities play a big role in student life at many American colleges and universities. Parents who’ve had their own positive experiences with Greek life often pass along enthusiastic traditions to their daughters and sons. For other parents, the Greek system is a bit of a mystery, but they may be familiar with controversies that

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A secure digital life for your college student

A secure digital life for your college student

From social media to coding, college students today are more technologically savvy than ever before. Though they can navigate any device or application with their eyes closed, they don’t necessarily protect those devices as well as they should. Constant proximity to others — in the dorm, classes and the library — makes it essential that they take

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The first six weeks of college

The first six weeks of college

You may have heard that the first six weeks can set the tone for your student’s entire freshman year. There’s truth in that, but it’s important for students and parents not to panic if the start of the year is a bit rough. By understanding what your new college student is experiencing, you’ll feel better able

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Allergies in the dorm

Allergies in the dorm

In a few weeks, my middle son heads back to college in Massachusetts for his sophomore year. He didn’t have allergies growing up, but this summer he’s definitely suffering from a runny nose and itchy eyes. He’s going to see his doctor about it; meanwhile I find myself thinking about his college bedding stored in

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Trust Me

Trust Me

There is some part of me that has wanted to be an adult all my life. If not every eighteen-year-old has felt this way, they are likely experiencing it now. I anticipated the summer before freshman year would be trying, as should all parents and students — students are neither children nor full adults and

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Study abroad benefits

Study abroad benefits

Taking my daughter to college, one semester was different from all the others. Instead of lugging suitcases and boxes into a dorm room, I dropped her off at an airport so she could fly across the ocean for a semester abroad. Leaving her there, even with other students going on the same program, felt both exciting

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