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8 Transformation Ideas To Alleviate Empty Nest Syndrome

HomeAdvisor | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

While your child may come home sometimes, their room is more or less uninhabited throughout the year. So why not transform it into something new?

'Helicopter Parenting' Hysteria

Alfie Kohn | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Alfie Kohn

A steady stream of articles and blog posts bristle with indignation over dads who phone the dean about a trivial problem or moms who are too involved with junior's love life. But how common are such incidents, really? And how damaging are the effects of helicopter parenting (HP) when it does occur?

10 Confessions To My College-Bound Child

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

With only weeks until my firstborn child leaves for college, I struggled late into the night, taking notes on all the ground I wanted to cover before he left.

7 Things To Do When Your College Kid Comes Home For The Holidays

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring, and Summer break are when many parents of college age offspring, look forward to their student coming home with hope, excitement and a little trepidation. You hope you don't say too much, ask too much, or commit the worse crime of all, give unsolicited advice.

We Can So Relate

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.04.2013 | College

College is a magical place where slap the bag is your favorite game, laundry ain't no thang and you have money for absolutely nothing. Home is a p...

The Best College Drunk Foods at the 25 Best Party Schools

Thrillist | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste
Thrillist

Enjoy... until the acid reflux sets in.

Parenting From the Stands: What It Feels Like to Have Adult Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's easy to lose perspective in the day-to-day chores and moments of parenting that what you are really doing isn't so much about childhood, or even about high school or college. What you are doing is getting someone ready to be an adult -- and to live a life that is theirs, not yours.

Parents: No Blank Check For Your New College Frosh

Neale Godfrey | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Going off to college is one of the rites of adulthood. The cost of higher education is monumental, but worth it. I always teach that the world around us is a classroom. Your kids will be getting their formal education, but they will also be learning real-life lessons that will last a lifetime.

When College Kids Come Home For The Holidays

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 02.26.2013 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Embrace the little moments of your children being home this holiday week. Don't fret at the 100 pounds of laundry they lugged home because they didn't do it all semester. (Now I know why my daughter kept saying she had nothing to wear.)

My House, My Rules?

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

My family has rules, your family has rules, and the one thing I think we can be fairly certain of, no matter what those rules are, is that our kids are not obeying them while they are away at college.

Before the Storm

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

While I trust you will be absolutely fine in your college dorm room these next few days with Hurricane Sandy heading toward shore, I cannot help but worry. You may be 22 years old, but my instinct to protect you and your sister will remain undiminished throughout my life.

The Visit

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Grown And Flown

As parents, we can stop worrying about the transition to college and plan the visit. If you live close enough to your college age child and do not want to wait until Thanksgiving to see them, well, it's time for a little journey.

Empty Nest's Silver Lining

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.14.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Friends told me how great it was when their kids had left home and how much they actually enjoyed their empty nests. They assured me that I would feel enormous pride watching them become independent adults. I'm not there yet, but I've started a list to find that silver lining.

How College Move-In Day Is Like Writing A Novel

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Fifty
Amy Sue Nathan

I stared at the mess cargo while standing in my driveway before we left home, and it hit me how that tightly packed, carefully chosen, absolute catastrophe in the back of my SUV and his compact car somewhat resembled my work-in-progress.

Ice Cream Money Pays College Tuition [VIDEO]

HooplaHa | Posted 10.28.2012 | Good News
HooplaHa

At HooplaHa.com we love to see kids who take initiative, and use their natural creativity, energy and enthusiasm to make things happen! College Creamery fits the bill.

6 Tips for Adjusting to Your Child Going to College

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Here are a few tips to help you adjust if you are sending your child off to college for the first time.

You're Better Than That

The Tiger | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
The Tiger

We get so caught up with our own lives -- the grades, the personal battles -- that we we oftentimes neglect our day-to-day gestures, forgetting to hold the door for a stranger or to ask a professor about his day. Is this really the culture we represent?

Why the Dirty Dishes and Stinky Socks of College Kids Home Don't Bother Me This Year

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Every time I get into my car, I have to move the seat forward again. We are constantly running out of milk. There is noise in the house in the middle of the night. And there are dirty dishes in every room. My college kids are home.

Excited That My Daughter's Returning To College - Am I Horrible?

Posted 08.31.2011 | Parents

by Susan Stiffelman Dear Susan, My youngest of four daughters is heading off to college for her second year. I cannot tell you how happy it make...

Ways Your Current Job in College, Whatever it is, Can Help Your Career Path

Uloop | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Uloop

To use a job as an opening into a career, the most important thing to do is to pay attention and learn everything you can.

Credit Cards in College: A Financial Stepping-Stone or Setback?

Uloop | Posted 06.06.2011 | College
Uloop

Credit cards can help college students build credit and can be useful for covering unexpected expenses. But used unwisely, credit cards can lead to serious debt, and worse.

Picking a Major: Focus on Your Passion or a Possible Profession?

Uloop | Posted 05.30.2011 | College
Uloop

Picking a major is one of the most pivotal points of a young adult's life. With so much stress put on it, many begin to do so, though it may not be necessary.

5 Must-Have Experiences Before You Graduate from College

Uloop | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Uloop

Not everything you learn in college will be taught in a classroom. Here are five life experiences students must have before they graduate.

Homeless in Columbia: How To Be Homeless

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Our three days with the homeless confirmed something a close friend told me before I left: We were stepping into a subculture.

National Absentee Voting Guide!

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Ephron

As I dropped my son at GW last week, I realized he was going to be three thousand miles away from his polling place and had no idea how to register to vote absentee and neither did any of his roommates.