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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Foursquare Check-in with Mom Made Easy
Feb16

Foursquare Check-in with Mom Made Easy

Z. Kelly Queijo Helicopter Moms will love this (and so will the rest of us). From the moment our kids leave the house, drive off in the car, get on a bus or a plane without us, we want to know that they got where ever they were going safely. We've all waited for the phone to ring or for a text message from the ones we love and yet, for whatever reason, checking in with mom the old-fashioned way always seems to be too much of a burden on our kids.  That problem has been solved by developers, Jeff Weinstein and Steve Pike, with the release of HashtagMom, a new service compatible with the popular location-based mobile app, Foursquare.  Now checking with mom is as easy as typing four simple characters on their smart phone: #MOM and they can let mom know they arrived safely.  When a user checks-in via Foursquare and adds #Mom to their status message, mom gets a call or text message stating the child has arrived.  Moms will need to register for the service–it's free–at HashtagMom.com.  Kids will need to sign-up for Foursquare and after that, mom will have the much desired, peace of mind.  Will #Mom be useful on college campuses? Maybe. According to Zack Rosen, Admissions Counselor at the University of New Haven, #Mom is potentially a great resource for parents. "Imagine a student's first week at UNH – they may be nervous, but not nearly as much as Mom. This would allow them to check in to their first class so that Mom knows they woke up in time!" ~~~ *The University of New Haven is a client of Smart College Visit, Inc. ...

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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:  @nancyberk: Helicopters never die, they just babysit. For all the <helicopter> parents who may be reading this, there are more great whines in the transcript as well as more info about Nancy in the links below: The 5 W's of #CampusChat with Nancy Berk Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Nancy Berk, Whine At...

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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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