But somehow, the choices I'm faced with now seem more fraught than they ever did when I was choosing between cloth and disposable diapers. Because what my sons have entered now is a period of years that will directly affect that nebulous quality of life that we call "success."
Research has confirmed that parent involvement positively correlates with academic success, regardless of parents' level of education or income. That's good news, but how do you know if you are doing this part of your parenting job correctly?
With all of the purchases and preparation that go into getting ready for the new semester, allow me a moment to make the case for a simple, affordable acquisition that I have personally seen make a significant academic difference for so many college students.