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Kids Going to College

6 Reasons American Teens May Want To Get Their College Degree Abroad

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2015 | Fifty

I have a little secret that I'm almost afraid to share with other parents of teenagers (I have three), but it's just too good to keep to myself: Ameri...

Finding My Divine Purpose When the Nest Is Empty and the Heart Is Full

Helen Ingram Mitchell | Posted 09.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Ingram Mitchell

"My name is Helen, and I have an empty nest!" I feel like there should be a support group for those who have tended their nests, perfected the role of motherhood, and are now rediscovering their identity without children in the home.

9 Spectacular Reasons To Celebrate Being An Empty Nester

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty

Back-t0-school can be an emotional time for parents of college-bound children, what with all the moving, packing and saying goodbye to kids leaving ho...

5 Things I Didn't Buy My College Kid

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

My son is leaving for his freshman year of college in four days (but who's counting?). I may have blogged about it a few times here and there (OK, maybe more than that).

Never Throw a Frozen Turkey Out a Car Window, and Other Essential Tips for My College-Bound Daughter

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty
Linda Flanagan

In the end, so much of what we tell our kids takes on the character of elevator musak or a swarm of mosquitoes: annoying background noise that has to be ignored or squashed to make life tolerable.

Moving Day

Michelle Chiklis | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Michelle Chiklis

Eighteen years ago, I became a mother. This week, we moved our oldest daughter Autumn into her new dorm room at college and although our nest is not yet empty, I'm struggling to view it as "half full."

A Nest Half Full: Life After My Kids Moved Out

Joni Hirsch Blackman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Fifty
Joni Hirsch Blackman

The day your youngest child leaves for college is something like the day your eldest was born: You know the day is coming, but you aren't completely sure how you'll handle it when it arrives.

The Terrible Thing That Happened While I Wasn't Looking

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.22.2011 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

I couldn't be more excited for my daughter. She has a huge scholarship to a prestigious university, and I have full confidence that she's fully prepared to step into this new phase. So why do I feel like someone is ripping out my aorta?

Countdown To The Empty Nest: Hidden Hazards

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Like childbirth, everyone has an opinion when it comes to launching the last child. People say it will be very quiet. Apparently, this is a bad thing.