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Meet Adina Glickman! CollegiateParent's newest columnist has practical and compassionate advice on all matters related to supporting your young adult.
March 25, 2021

Why Does My Smart Teen Lack Self-Confidence?

Dear Adina, My 17-year-old daughter (junior in high school) is very smart — all A's in AP and Honors classes, but lacks a degree of self-confidence. When I asked her about searching for a college she might like, she is basically less than interested (at least outwardly). Any suggestions for […] Read More
March 17, 2021

Do College Students Have to Get Internships?

Dear Adina, What kind of summer jobs/experiences are ideal or expected of college students? Is it necessary or advantageous to get a “career-related” internship or experience starting early in your college years? Dear Parent, Ideal? Expected? LOL. Such a 2019 notion. Right now it’s more about Coping, Adapting and Being […] Read More
March 12, 2021

Wishing I Heard More Often from My Student

Dear Adina, What is the appropriate frequency that you should check in with your college student if you are not hearing from them? ...and a related question... Dear Adina, How do you encourage a college-aged young man to be a better communicator with his parents and sibling? (My biggest current […] Read More
March 5, 2021

Worried Because My Senior Isn't Looking for a Job

Hi Adina! My son is about to graduate and has shown little interest in searching for his first job. He has been and is being treated for depression, anxiety and OCD and usually feels overwhelmed by school/life (even though he has only ever taken 15 credits a semester and not […] Read More
March 3, 2021

How Do I Motivate My Student?

Dear Adina, When you know your child is under-performing in college what do you recommend to do? In other words, can you motivate a kid to do well and if so how? Dear Parent, Many students arrive at college somewhat burned out on school. They have been entirely focused on […] Read More
February 23, 2021

What Can I Say to Give My Student Hope for the Future?

Dear Adina, My young adult child has shared her feelings that she probably won't want to have kids because of climate change and how "messed up" the world is going to be in another twenty years. This makes me sad, not just on a personal level, but because she says […] Read More
February 15, 2021

How Do I Nudge My Student to Go to Virtual Activities?

Dear Adina, How do I get my son, who began college as a freshman this past September during the "COVID era," to get involved in campus activities even though they are currently all being held virtually? How do I get him to meet some new people at school and become […] Read More
February 10, 2021

How Do I Encourage My Student to Reach Out to Professors?

Dear Adina, How do you get your college student to go out of their comfort zone and reach out to their professors and foster relationships with them? Dear Parent, So many professors I’ve talked to over the years feel very sad that more students don’t come to office hours. Students […] Read More
February 8, 2021

Sad About My New Grad Moving Away

Dear Adina, My son is a senior in college and his current job search is really on my mind. I’d love to know how to remain excited about and supportive of his future opportunities, when it’s highly likely he will be moving very far away. I want to be so […] Read More
February 3, 2021

Concerned for My Daughter's Safety

Dear Adina, My daughter is struggling with her sexual identity and I am not sure how to handle the situation. I worry about her safety later in life if she goes through with the transition. I'm a little upset with her decision. How do I deal with this? Dear Parent, […] Read More
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  • 19 hours ago

    Those doggie eyes, begging Haley. Please. Don’t. Leave.How do they know my baby girl is leaving for school soon? Is it the infinite IKEA bags lining the hall or the more-than-usual mess of a bedroom?They seem to follow her around more now. Trying to soak in a little more time, a little more muscle memory of her vibrant essence in the house. Or maybe that’s just me. In these next couple weeks leading up to college drop-off, I find myself feeling the gravity of a lot of “lasts”. Last time we all go the the beach together before school, last time all the kids will be at Nonna’s together.Before College drop-off and After Dorm drop-off.Is that what BC and AD really stand for?!I’m getting emotional about my first-born leaving for freshman year. I keep telling myself what I tell the dogs.It’s going to be OK. ... See MoreSee Less
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