Roommate Avoidance Tactics
Sep12

Roommate Avoidance Tactics

Sometimes you need to practice roommate avoidance tactics, even if you’re lucky enough to have a cool college roommate. What’s an introvert to do?

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Is Your Mom a Helicopter or a Tiger Mom?
May07

Is Your Mom a Helicopter or a Tiger Mom?

Mother's Day – the second Sunday in May! A day to honor the woman who gave you birth, fed and clothed you and made sure your No. 2 pencils were sharpened before you left home to take the SAT. We'd like to pay tribute to all the moms of college-bound teens, college students and graduates. Here are some of our favorite tributes to moms: "Heliparent" by Daniel Yowell On Smart College Visit: From the...

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Whine At 9 takes on Kids, College Tours & College Admissions

Dr. Nancy Berk, co-founder of Whine At 9, a free, weekly audio podcast featuring where whining is OK! This week, Nancy takes on parenting and the college admissions process.  Episode 10 – ‘Tis The Season: College Search & Seizure Nancy recently co-hosted CampusChat where we all got to whine about kids, college tours and college admissions. One of my favorite tweets by Nancy during the chat was: ...

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Heliparent: For Helicopter Parents Everywhere
Jun03

Heliparent: For Helicopter Parents Everywhere

*** Daniel Yowell is graduate of Liberty University where he studied graphic design. We are happy to share his artful, quirky college comics with you throughout this site. You can view more of his art at:...

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From the Heliparent to the Free-Range Parent
Nov28

From the Heliparent to the Free-Range Parent

What's the midway point between overparenting and free-range parenting? This article from Time Magazine gives us a look at where we've come from to where we are now.  Helicopter Parents: The Backlash Against Overparenting – TIME The insanity crept up on us slowly; we just wanted what was best for our kids. We bought macrobiotic cupcakes and hypoallergenic socks, hired tutors to correct a 5-year-old's...

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The Heliparent
Nov17

The Heliparent

Hello, my name is Kelly and I'm a helicopter parent.   While I don't manage every aspect of my children's lives, I know I've been a pushy mom when it comes to encouraging them to take certain steps in school that should help them when the time comes to apply to college. It's really hard not to be that way–partly because of how my parents raised me, partly because we live in a college town where...

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