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Kids in College

For Parents On Their Last First Day Of School

Bryan Behar | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Bryan Behar

This isn't the essay about dropping off my daughter at college. This is the essay about dreading the essay about dropping off my daughter at college.

The Barbecued Chicken Recipe That Brought Me Closer To My Son

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My older son left for college in mid-August. Five days later, I applied to train to become a yoga teacher. I had been been practicing yoga for six weeks. I had no business wanting to teach it.

How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.

Text War: Competing For My College Daughter's Attention

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

When my daughter was in high school, she told me about a college friend who always made sure that if she texted one parent she would also text the other because if she did not, one parent would feel left out. I thought this was ridiculous. Now she is in college. "Did you get a text today?" I ask my husband.

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 Changing Face of Parenting

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Parents
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

My husband and I are no longer the first call our kids make when facing a big decision -- their relationship partners have taken on that role -- while we do come in second for that additional wisdom or support that may be needed. But they are clearly guiding their own ships in life -- ships that are strong, well built, and durable in case a storm or two should arise.