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Kids Leaving for College

My Son Is a Junior in High School and I'm Not Ready

Dana McKenna | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Dana McKenna

Oh boy. We're smack dab in the midst of college hunting. My son has a long list of colleges he wants to look into. He's been collecting names for about 9 months. This past weekend he began researching in earnest, and managed to scale it down to seven.

Starting College: A Guide for Parents in 2014

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
Marshall P. Duke

With memories of high school graduations still strong but sadly beginning to fade, as in the cascade of summers before, millions of families are busily preparing for a signal event in their lives.

Whether Your Baby Is Starting Kindergarten Or Leaving for College, Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I've found in my mom friends and in myself that once our children master a new stage in life, we tend to downplay, even forget, just how hard the previous stage was.

5 Things I Would Have Done Differently (If I'd Known How Fast My Son Would Grow Up)

Mary DiPalermo | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Mary DiPalermo

After years of prepping, months of anxiety, and days of packing, we finally drove the 500 miles needed to drop our firstborn off at college. The car ride was long, and surprisingly quiet. Maybe it was my Fannie Flagg audiobook. (Really good!) Or maybe it was the alarm we all felt that one -- in our neat little family of five -- was about to flee the flock.

WATCH: How These Moms Embraced The Empty Nest

Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty

As college campuses fill up once again at the start of a new academic year, parents across the country are facing something new -- an empty nest. D...

Trying to Imagine the Boy’s Flight

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Sarah Buttenwieser

Much as I felt I mastered the camp experience this summer, I revert to terror when I think about college.