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Adina Glickman is the CEO of Affinity Coaching. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Academic Resilience Consortium, an international association of higher education faculty, professional staff and students who actively promote academic resilience in higher education. Adina was a psychotherapist before shifting into educational consulting, and was the director of Stanford University's Academic Coaching Program for 15 years. In addition to being a certified professional coach, she has a Master's degree in Social Work from New York University and a B.A. in Music from Reed College. Adina is a mom and step-mom and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of 25 years, two turtles, two cats and maybe someday a dog but only if someone else will walk it.

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    22 hours ago
    CollegiateParent

    Before she went back to campus for second semester, my college student sat in this chair and talked to me while I worked in the kitchen (a.k.a., my “home office”).

    It was a lovely, unexpected conversation filled with looking back and looking forward…a belated Christmas gift to me.

    My daughter is the only member of our family who ever sits in this chair. She once told me, “I love sitting here and talking to you while you cook.”

    Now, though, my student is sitting in other chairs…in college classrooms, at her dorm room desk, even in a new chair at her on-campus lifeguarding job. Yet this chair in our kitchen waits for her, waits for next time.

    This is the rhythm and the cadence of loving and parenting college, career, and military kids. They come and they go, and in between times, we hold space for them.

    Space in our homes, space in our hearts. But this space is not empty, so much as it has room for what’s still to come.

    -shared by Guilty Chocoholic Mama - Elizabeth Spencer
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    Before she went back to campus for second semester, my college student sat in this chair and talked to me while I worked in the kitchen (a.k.a., my “home office”).  It was a lovely, unexpected conversation filled with looking back and looking forward…a belated Christmas gift to me.  My daughter is the only member of our family who ever sits in this chair. She once told me, “I love sitting here and talking to you while you cook.”  Now, though, my student is sitting in other chairs…in college classrooms, at her dorm room desk, even in a new chair at her on-campus lifeguarding job. Yet this chair in our kitchen waits for her, waits for next time.  This is the rhythm and the cadence of loving and parenting college, career, and military kids. They come and they go, and in between times, we hold space for them.  Space in our homes, space in our hearts. But this space is not empty, so much as it has room for what’s still to come.  -shared by Guilty Chocoholic Mama - Elizabeth Spencer

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    Elizabeth, your last line is perfect, beautiful friend!!! 💗💗

    This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Incredibly beautiful and makes me so sad too. Living this myself

    Dear CollegiateParent, thank you so much for sharing this! What a privilege it is hold space for our coming-and-going big kids. 💛

    I love this💙💙

    Beautiful

    Beautiful!!

    Oh my heart… mush ❤️

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