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First Day of College

Are You Ready for College?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

This felt like just another trip we were taking together. Returning home without Katie was impossible to process.

Beginning or Ending? When Our Kids Go Off to College

Madeline Levine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Madeline Levine

Our college-bound kids know full well that they are leaving their childhood and embarking on the extraordinary journey of crafting their future adult selves.

Top 12 Dorm Shopping Mistakes Everyone Makes

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

With high school graduation behind us, we are turning our focus to the day we will drop our youngest kids off at their freshmen dorms. Though we prefer to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the inevitable, it is time to get them ready for the tiny living spaces that will be their homes away from home.

The Back-to-School Blues

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Apparently, I'll always be a kindergarten mom in recovery. Then again, I had a front-row seat to an amazing show: I got to watch Katie grow up.

The Do's and Don'ts of Dropping Your Kid Off at College

Linda Wolff | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

We've packed and moved two kids into college 5,000 miles from home and learned the hard way what works and what doesn't.

12 Tips For Surviving Your First Day At College

| Posted 08.17.2013 | Teen

By Lauren Hudson Starting college is a daunting experience, and your first day can often be the most daunting. But it doesn’t need to be! While m...

The Best Present to Give Your High School Senior

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

The pressure's off as far as Katie's graduation gift. I've already given her the best present money can't buy -- I'll be okay. I'll be great, actually. We hit it out of the park, the three of us. My husband, Katie, and me. What a fun 18 years!

Arrival Day 2012 (Video)

Michael Roth | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Michael Roth

A pragmatic liberal education, at all colleges and universities, should promise three things: to help students discover the work they love to do; to help them get better at it; and to show them how to share that work with others. Now it's up to us to fulfill that promise.

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.