Parent College Coach Tip #93: Can You Handle the Truth About College?
Jan08

Parent College Coach Tip #93: Can You Handle the Truth About College?

It’s hard sometimes to face the truth about college and the environment and what your son or daughter will be exposed to while living on campus. Here are four topics we think parents and students should discuss before heading to college.

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Parent College Coach Tip #52: How to Navigate the College Roadblocks
Feb06

Parent College Coach Tip #52: How to Navigate the College Roadblocks

Navigating college roadblocks can be tricky at best, but as with any difficulties, anticipating the possibilities can help you face them with confidence.

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Parent College Coach #24: Listen to the College Experts
Jul18

Parent College Coach #24: Listen to the College Experts

If you’re a parent of a college-bound teen, you should be soaking up all the information that’s available from college experts online.

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Parent College Coach Tip #18: Summer Boredom Crushers
Jun06

Parent College Coach Tip #18: Summer Boredom Crushers

While you can’t jam college prep down your teen’s throat this summer, you can prepare for those “I’m bored” moments. Crush that summer boredom!

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Parent College Coach Tip #16: Don’t Fear the Empty Nest
May16

Parent College Coach Tip #16: Don’t Fear the Empty Nest

Although you always knew that this day would come, there is a part of you that is also dreading graduation. There’s a pretty good chance that you will experience some empty nest feelings.

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Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat: How to be the Parent Admissions will Love
Sep23

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat: How to be the Parent Admissions will Love

 Every week, contributors to CampusChat offer up outstanding advice for parents of the college-bound and for teens as they prepare to begin the college phase of life. Last night's chat was no different. My list of things parents should never do when "helping" their children with the college tours and the admissions process was taken from stories various admissions staff members have shared with me over the years and from some of own experiences.  Many of the "no-nos" were obvious or even unthinkable to most parents (for example, don't bring your cat to the college admissions office or write your child's college admission essay) while others were outright funny, some even painfully so! Chat participants had their own stories and advice to share as well.  I find that the bottom line, when it comes to college admissions, can be a fine line for some parents to walk when it comes to defining supportive vs. smothering or involved vs. controlling. Megan Wilson, assistant director of admission for Western Carolina University summed it up nicely when she wrote: Your student is the applicant. My Fav Takeaway Tweets from 09/22/10 handshake20: Parent to instructor: "Your essays are too hard." Instructor to parent: "Don't do them." #campuschat akilbello: Parents i think should begin in 9th the process of teaching the kid to be independent. how to navigate a system #campuschat SuzanneShaffer: Here's a no-no. Don't spend the night in your kid's dorm room during orientation. #campuschat For more great tweets, read the complete #CampusChat transcript available here from What the Hashtag?!  CampusChat is hosted by @collegevisit and is held every Wednesday evening at 9PM, Eastern on...

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