As parents, we are always trying to help our children, but sometimes we offer the wrong type of help. We are always up for brainstorming with our kids to talk through issues before they tackle them, but the objective is and always has been for our children to get comfortable and confident to address their problems on their own.
Did you just return from a college drop-off? How did it go? My husband and I had to divide and conquer as our son and daughter had the same move-in days. My husband drove south and I ventured north. We shared photos of their dorms, roommates, and the food we ate along the way.
My youngest son is entering junior year so we are starting the college visit process for the third and last time. It is bittersweet for me as I really enjoy my time on the road with my kids exploring new areas. I am sharing this advice with my son as he prepares for his college visits.
There are many discussions in the news and in the halls about the state of higher education and the potential fixes. More students are enrolling in vocational schools, taking a gap year, or applying to experimental programs
During the summer months take some time out to talk to your high school and college students about finances and how to budget. Providing helpful tips to our children to learn how to manage their finances, establish a budget or set up a bank account are important life long skills.
High School students have a stressful enough time managing all their school work, activities, community service, team sports, band, and other outside commitments. Do they really need to manage their parent’s behavior?
Each week College Scoops shares interesting articles we have read throughout the week pertaining to college admissions, college life, college visits, or tips and advice as it pertains to the college planning process. This week one commencement service generated a lot of publicity as it is a feel-good story about loan forgiveness at Morehouse College.
Each week College Scoops shares interesting articles we have read throughout the week about life in college, college tips, college admissions, or parenting tips.
Congratulations to the Cavaliers for their March Madness win! We enjoyed reading Blake D. Morant’s article and his take on how sports can offer us hope for a more civil society. Next up is the Frozen Four. The University of Massachusetts advanced to the Championship round in OT beating Denver 4-3. Coach Greg Carvel arrived at UMASS in 2016 and has turned this program around.