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College Transition

11 Things to Think About As You Start Your College Life

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

So many of us parents are worried about the wrong things as we prepare our kids for the start of a college career. We fail to use this seminal moment as an opportunity to share values. The reasons are many.

10 Ways To Be (Really) Happy In An Empty Nest

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

School begins soon and it is really getting difficult to breathe, isn't it? The reality of their departure is beginning to sink in. Your child is making lists and packing up, so excited for this next adventure. How are you sleeping? Not much I bet. Anxious thoughts are swirling in your head keeping you from getting any needed rest.

7 Great Tips To Help You Cope When Your Kid Leaves For College

Susan Pace | Posted 10.16.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

So your kid is going off to college and you're dreading it. Every time you walk past his or her room, all you can see are the bags from Target or Walmart filled with towels, extra long twin sheets, pillows, socks, a shower caddy and Ramen noodles. Your heart is breaking, right?

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Kid Going Off To College

Neidin Hernandez | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Neidin Hernandez

The weeks before a freshman goes off to college are nerve-wrecking, exciting, and disproportionally spent at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It is time for young adults everywhere to fly the nest and begin their own lives independent of their parents. As I step over the cusp into adulthood, here are 5 things I hope my mother doesn't tell me when I leave for college.

The Art of Nostalgia: A How-To on Living in the Moment

Gabby Edzie | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Gabby Edzie

Our late teens and early twenties consist of a series of transitions so fast-paced that it may take writing an article about them to truly see them.

How To Transition From High School To College

| Posted 05.31.2013 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly one of the biggest you'll make throughout your life. Some of those ch...

Hey, It's OK If You're Breaking Up Before College

Posted 05.20.2013 | Teen

Breaking up is hard to do -- and even with the excitement of college in the air, parting ways with your high school sweetheart because you're both hea...

Letting Go of the Class of 2012

Eva Shang | Posted 01.15.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

This is my moment. This is our moment, Class of 2013. We've stepped fully into the shoes of those who left.

Summer Is Not For Slackers

Nya Marie | Posted 10.29.2012 | Teen
Nya Marie

Even though I haven't started actually applying to college, I know the time will come very soon and when it does, I'll be as stressed out as a bride the day before her wedding.

7 Tips for Conquering a High School Transition

Bonnie Rubenstein | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Bonnie Rubenstein

Parents, teachers, counselors and school leaders need to work collaboratively to help promote a favorable school adjustment. Nobody can do it alone.

The Hardest Part Of Freshman Year (VIDEO)

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen

High school juniors and seniors: We hear you. Over the past few months, you've been overloaded with unsolicited college advice from parents, teachers...

How To Deal With College 'Culture Shock'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly one of the biggest you'll make throughout your life. Some of those ch...

What's a Woman in Transition to Do?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

So what happens when we are living a life that looks amazing to the outside world, but no longer fits who we are on the inside world?