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Elizabeth Fishel
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Elizabeth Fishel is author of four nonfiction books about families, including her latest, Getting To 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years (with co-author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett).

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Top 10 Things Not to Say to Your 20-Something

(3) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 1:20 PM

In this season of mortar boards tossed gleefully in the air, it's helpful for parents to remember that parenting isn't over when the college years end, when you write the last tuition check, or load four years of boxed up textbooks, extra-long sheets, and soccer cleats into the back of...

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To College, Ready or Not

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 2:05 PM

When our older son, Nate, started college, the farewell ceremony fell on a warm and unfairly seductive night. The lawn where we gathered was steeped in shadows and the ghosts of hundreds of other departing sons and daughters. The crowd hummed with anxiety and anticipation as another freshman class came...

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Millenials Getting Married: On or Off the Wedding-Go-Round?

(21) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 3:55 PM

Summer wedding bells may be ringing, but today's young people are getting to the altar years later than their parents did. Over the past four decades, the average marriage age has jumped from 20 to 27 for women and 22 to 29 for men. That expanded time of living in...

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Yes, College Is Worth It

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 9:00 AM

With hefty deposits for college tuition due this month, the Bank of Mom and Dad may be feeling the pinch. Delighted as parents were when their graduating seniors opened up fat envelopes last month, they may now be eyeing their bank balances with dismay. The latest news from the Labor...

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