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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Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

Transferring from One College to Another — Successfully

By Catherine McDonald Davenport, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Dickinson College   Whew! The college search is in the rearview mirror and your son or daughter is immersed in their first semester of college. Success! Then the texts messages start. “I didn’t do well on midterms.” “I don’t really have anyone

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Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

As we update this article on October 1, 2018, in the midst of emotional public conversation resulting from testimony about sexual assault during the Senate confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, it seemed helpful to share resources for parents looking for guidance about how to talk to children, teens and college students about safe and

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Choosing a counselor for your college student

Choosing a counselor for your college student

Maybe your student is overwhelmed at school, or you’ve observed them struggling with a transition or an issue and it’s become clear they need some outside help. This is when a counselor might be the answer. Counseling can help your college student work through challenges and problems and sort out life’s pressures. Your student should

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Spring semester action items for your college student

Spring semester action items for your college student

Students are back on campus following a well-deserved winter break. Spring semester will soon be in full swing! In addition to coursework and extracurricular commitments (and of course their social life), there are activities and tasks that are unique to the second semester. This Top 5 should be on your student’s radar: 1. Meeting with an

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Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Good nutrition is the foundation for feeling energetic, alert and strong, but eating well can be a challenge for college students who live off campus. They are at the mercy of student budgets, transportation limitations and novice (or nonexistent!) cooking skills. I know because I have seen my own two college-aged children struggle to prepare easy,

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