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Moving to College

3 Conversations Parents May Not Think To Have -- But Need To Have--With Their College-Bound Teen

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.01.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

It is best for parents and students to educate themselves about these issues and to have open and honest conversations BEFORE the students leave. 1. ...

7 Health Matters To Address The Summer Before College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 07.12.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Parents, you may have been handling most health matters for your high school teen but now is the time to hand over the reins. Here's how to equip your beginning college student for this new responsibility.

10 Things to Pack When You Go to College

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Whether you are heading off to college this fall as a freshman or as a returning student, it is critical that you think about your preparation -- not just in the practical matters of packing to outfit your residence hall room -- but also in preparing your mindset so you can truly get the most out of college.

Why I'm Worried About Going To College

Emily Truong | Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

I'm worried about fitting in. What if everyone is more intellectual and sophisticated than me? What if I go from being one of the smartest kids in the room to one of the dumbest? I'm probably stressing out too much about this, right?

I'm Sorry, Dad

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

As I waited for my father to pick up, I immediately remembered why I had decided to call in the first place. If there's anything I had wanted to say to my father that night, it would probably best be summarized in three simple words: "I'm sorry, Dad."


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?

Three Things You Shouldn't Bring to College

Uloop | Posted 09.25.2012 | College

The transition from residing in a nice spacious bedroom to living in a limited-spaced dorm can be quite tricky. You have to consider your roommate and their belongings, along with items that are simply prohibited in a college dorm for safety reasons.

When All My Stuff Was Stolen -- A Story of Transformation

Isabelle Laurenzi | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Isabelle Laurenzi

Nothing had really changed. OK, my stuff was gone, but I was still ME. What else mattered? I love myself the way I am, and while I still like having beautiful things, I know that losing all my possessions gave me a greater awareness of the best possession I have -- myself.