Parent College Coach Tip #23: Dealing with Drama About College
Jul11

Parent College Coach Tip #23: Dealing with Drama About College

There are three tactics parents can use when dealing with these unexpected twists and turns along the road to college.

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Parent College Coach Tip #22: With Freedom Comes Responsibility
Jul04

Parent College Coach Tip #22: With Freedom Comes Responsibility

July 4, 2014 Today is Independence Day and the very nature of the day causes us to think about freedom. For parents it reminds us of past conflicts both foreign and domestic; for teens, freedom takes on a completely different definition. They long for the day when they are free from parental authority and independent, on their own, in college. But with freedom comes responsibility. Functioning in the present When you’re young and your...

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Parent College Coach Tip #17: Don’t Waste the Summer
May23

Parent College Coach Tip #17: Don’t Waste the Summer

Colleges are looking for well-rounded students, and summer is the best time to beef up the resume; not only for college applications, but scholarship applications as well. And you’ll have an answer for the classic, “I’m bored!”

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All Too Soon
Feb10

All Too Soon

“Mother, may I go out to swim? Yes, my darling daughter; Hang your clothes on a hickory limb, But don’t go near the water.” Our daughter will graduate from high school this spring. She was born in summer and skipped a grade, so it worked out that she made it through the public schools at the ripe old age of 16. She’ll turn 17 this summer and, hopefully, will enter a 4-year college this fall. So she’ll be...

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Parent College Coach Tip #1: Preparation Prevents Panic
Jan31

Parent College Coach Tip #1: Preparation Prevents Panic

Howdy! That’s a big ole’ Texas way of introducing myself and welcoming you to my Parent College Coach Tips on Smart College Visit. I am indeed from Texas and I am a parent advocate. Every parent needs an advocate during the college prep process and I’m here to help. Every Friday I will be sharing my college prep tips from a parent’s perspective and hope to help you navigate the college maze. These will be small...

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Donna Cavanagh: The Empty Nest Goes to the Dogs on #CampusChat
Jan27

Donna Cavanagh: The Empty Nest Goes to the Dogs on #CampusChat

Join us for #CampusChat on Twitter | Wednesday | January 29, 2013 | 6p PT / 9p ET hosted by @collegevisit! With college application deadlines looming, it won’t be long before admission offers start rolling in. Then, in just a few months, and several thousand dollars later, students will move into dorms and parents will transition to their new role as “empty nesters.” Donna Cavanagh, who’s been-there-done-that,...

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