Parent College Coach Tip #48: How to Help Without Hurting
Jan09

Parent College Coach Tip #48: How to Help Without Hurting

Being the parents that we are, we will want to help. And our helping is not always good. Sometimes we “help” and it ends up harming their ability to think, act, and decide for themselves. It’s easy to justify our actions but when it’s all said and done we want to raise competent, independent and decisive children. Saying all of that, how do you help without hurting?

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Today’s Helicopter Parents Next on #CampusChat
Jan07

Today’s Helicopter Parents Next on #CampusChat

Learn the signs tonight on #CampusChat with guest Suzanne Shaffer! You might be a helicopter parent if…

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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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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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