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SENDING KIDS TO COLLEGE
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Busted! The 5 Myths About Sending Your Kid Off To College
Don't let empty nest syndrome blind you to the truth.
How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)
, Guest Writer
Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.
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I Was The Sun, And The Kids Were My Planets
I wasn’t wrong about their leaving. My husband kept telling me I was. That it wasn’t the end of the world when first one
Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?
CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc. and book author
Renee A. James works at Rodale Inc. and also wrote an award-winning op-ed column for The Morning Call, the Allentown, PA
We Went to IKEA
Jan Folkertsma Schichtel
I had come to IKEA expecting to have a European experience. It was, instead, an affirmation of so much of what we take for granted as Americans: low prices, lots of choices, and mindless indulgence in the face of potential safety hazards.
Losing My Parenting Superpowers
That’s a kind of superpower, too. But other days, it’s a revelation. They still text, “I can’t find my...” and now instead
The Almost-Empty Nest
Susan B. Winston
Psychotherapist, TV Producer
I think -- no, I know -- we are trying to hold onto her just a little bit more as she is the last. The quiet will be complete and overwhelming. There will be no messy rooms to whine and threaten about.
Sending a Kid Into the World
Peter Van Buren
Author, Hooper's War: A Novel of WWII Japan, We Meant Well: Ho...
I kept my mouth shut at the college -- there are rituals to these things and dad-confessions are not among them -- but I wanted to say sorry to her more than simply goodbye.
After Two 'Practice' Kids, I'm Hoping Third Time's a Charm
Jim's a dad who happens to be an award-winning author, speaker...
Not that I made terrible mistakes with child one or two. I hope not. But they certainly were burdened with my trial-and-error years. And some occasional misplaced focus. What they didn't get -- for sure -- was a father who realized how quickly the parenting merry-go-round comes to an end.
Trying to Imagine the Boy's Flight
Much as I felt I mastered the camp experience this summer, I revert to terror when I think about college.
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Bye Bye Baby -- Seeing a Child Off to College
NYC based psychotherapist and expert on relationship conflict ...
Starting next month, approximately six million young adults will be heading off to their freshman year at college. To look at it another way, about six million American mothers will be in some stage of meltdown.
Early College Application Deadlines, And A Snowstorm: A Play In Many Media
Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post
Tell me how the first wave of college scrambling went at your house. Were you too involved? Or maybe your child didn't scramble at all?
Sending Your Daughter to College: Modeling a Life Less Ordinary
Author, Editor, 21st century expat living in the Middle East.
I used to say that there are two pillars of parenthood you couldn't imagine until you've had a child: guilt and worry. But there's a third pillar that most parents would never admit to: jealousy.
Lucky to Be Sad
CEO & Founder, Roth Partners
Next week, our young Rob graduates from Mamaroneck High School. We will be sad. But we know how lucky we are to feel the way we do.
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