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College Move in Day

Are You Ready for College?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

This felt like just another trip we were taking together. Returning home without Katie was impossible to process.

Top 12 Dorm Shopping Mistakes Everyone Makes

Grown And Flown | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

With high school graduation behind us, we are turning our focus to the day we will drop our youngest kids off at their freshmen dorms. Though we prefer to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the inevitable, it is time to get them ready for the tiny living spaces that will be their homes away from home.

The Back-to-School Blues

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Apparently, I'll always be a kindergarten mom in recovery. Then again, I had a front-row seat to an amazing show: I got to watch Katie grow up.

A Welcome to College Parents

Debora Spar | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Debora Spar

Over the next few weeks, parents across the U.S. will be taking their sons and daughters to college, a momentous event and a turning point that, once ventured upon, can never be reversed.

The Do's and Don'ts of Dropping Your Kid Off at College

Linda Wolff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

We've packed and moved two kids into college 5,000 miles from home and learned the hard way what works and what doesn't.

How College Move-In Day Is Like Writing A Novel

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Fifty
Amy Sue Nathan

I stared at the mess cargo while standing in my driveway before we left home, and it hit me how that tightly packed, carefully chosen, absolute catastrophe in the back of my SUV and his compact car somewhat resembled my work-in-progress.

Home

Autumn Chiklis | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Autumn Chiklis

Be it a person, place, activity, memory or idea, the notion of home is different for everyone, and I couldn't help but wonder... would I/could I ever consider college my own home?

Note To Parents On College Move-In Day: Please Leave

nytimes.com | TRIP GABRIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As the latest wave of superinvolved parents delivers its children to college, institutions are building into the day, normally one of high emotion, ac...

10 Things You DON'T Need To Bring To College

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Moving to college is a lofty task -- packing your life into duffel bags and boxes takes determination, organization and a shrewd sense of foresight. T...