January 27, 2021
Uneasy About the Long Drive to College
Dear Adina, My 2021 high school senior will be attending college three states and eight hours away from home starting next fall. As an out-of-state student, she is allowed to have a car on campus, and she will. She is a safe, responsible, careful driver, but I'm uneasy about her […] Read More
January 12, 2021
Do I Have to Treat My Two Children the Same?
Dear Adina, My youngest daughter is a freshman engineering major at a small private university. She wants to work spring semester to earn money to cover her (expensive!) sorority dues and has her eye on a job at the campus COVID-19 testing center. I'm worried about two things: her health […] Read More
January 5, 2021
Wondering About My Student's Sexual Identity
Dear Adina, On a phone call this fall my son really surprised me by confiding that he's bisexual. I was pretty floored because he's had relationships with girls and only recently was very sad about it not working out with a girl he'd liked for a long time. He hasn't […] Read More
December 28, 2020
What Should I Do About My Smelly Son?
Dear Adina, We have a 20 and a 22 year old. This season has been so much more challenging than I ever knew to prepare myself for. A friend recently shared your resources with me and they have been incredibly helpful! So first of all, thank you! Secondly, I would love any advice […] Read More
December 22, 2020
Mad About an "F"
Dear Adina, My sophomore just announced that she failed a class this semester! We had no idea this was coming. I know it was a tough fall and it's hard to stay excited about online classes (she had no in-person classes), but I'm frustrated (okay, I’ll say it — mad!) […] Read More