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A Mindful Thanksgiving: Creating Mantras for the College Process

1 Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 20:24:34 (EST)

On Thanksgiving it is a custom to give thanks, giving special recognition on that day to what we cherish.

Staying in the moment, being mindful and finding positive ways to view yourself and the world are all crucial to overall happiness and mental health.

Whether you are a...

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They're in! Now What? Parents, Keep It Real!

Posted April 21, 2011 | 12:19:55 (EST)

Strategies for a successful college transition

The retention and graduation rates in this country scream out that American students experience significant challenges staying in and succeeding at college. According to the non-profit organization American College Testing, the national retention rate for four-year institutions is 67.6 percent at public...

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A Welcome Feeling at the University of Michigan Spectrum Center

Posted October 22, 2010 | 12:52:50 (EST)

Deeply troubled by the Tyler Clementi tragedy, and other recent suicides on college campuses, I have felt challenged by how to make a difference moving forward.

Throughout my professional career I have been deeply committed to suicide prevention, especially among teens and young adults, with the college transition being...

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How Are High School Grads Adjusting to College Life?

Posted October 15, 2010 | 17:44:22 (EST)

It's an anxious time on college campuses this fall. I was interviewed by Judie Hurtado about how students and their parents can make a healthy adjustment to college life. Freshman from four different colleges talk about their transition and how their high school prepared them. You can read the full...

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The Watchful Eyes -- Junior and Senior High School Parents

Posted September 23, 2010 | 15:36:58 (EST)

A new school year. Parents of junior and senior high school students are barraged with information about college/post high school education. It's overwhelming. On the other hand, you have an opportunity to give the gifts of confidence and competence to your emerging adult.

Let's look at the realities: Academic and...

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Launching Conversations: Tips for Parents of College Bound Kids

Posted August 26, 2010 | 18:15:42 (EST)

During these final days of packing and shopping, find time to talk about these essential ingredients for this major life transition with your college bound students:

* Take care of yourself. We have been here your whole life monitoring your sleeping, eating, academics, social life, etc. It is now up...

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Beware the Freshman Pitfalls

Posted July 16, 2010 | 17:24:57 (EST)

For high school seniors making the transition to college, this is the time to get real. It is crucial for these new graduates to be aware of the common stumbling blocks that many college freshmen encounter, and learn what they can do to help themselves have a successful transition from...

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