Parent College Coach Tip #95: Teach Your Teen to Mind Their “Social” Manners
Jan22

Parent College Coach Tip #95: Teach Your Teen to Mind Their “Social” Manners

Are you teaching your teen to mind their “social” manners? As a parent, it’s your job to guide your teen and help them make wise choices about their future. It’s not always easy and most of the time overwhelming. Many times there are arenas online that your teen frequents that could on some level, harm their future.

Read More
This Week’s #CampusChat: The Impact of Social Media on Scholarships
Sep01

This Week’s #CampusChat: The Impact of Social Media on Scholarships

This week on #CampusChat we will discuss the impact (both positive and negative) of social media on the quest to win college scholarships.

Read More
Parent College Coach Tip #29: Do You Know Where Your Teens Are (on Social Media)?
Aug22

Parent College Coach Tip #29: Do You Know Where Your Teens Are (on Social Media)?

Years ago, there was a public service announcement at 10pm every night (curfew time) and it said, “Do you know where your children are?” Parents have the same problem but the parameters are different. I’m asking you the same question, “Do you know where your children are (which sites your kids are active on and who they are talking to)?”

Read More
Parent College Coach Tip #18: Embrace Social Media
May30

Parent College Coach Tip #18: Embrace Social Media

Even if you’re in denial (and some parents are), social media is here to stay. Not only is it here to stay, but it’s an invaluable tool to help parents and students with college prep.

Read More
CampusChat Tonight: Mobile Phones & College Visits -To text or not?
Sep08

CampusChat Tonight: Mobile Phones & College Visits -To text or not?

 During the previous week's hilarious CampusChat on Parent College Whines tweets about teens (and parents) texting during information sessions (and even admission interviews — it was a parent) came up. It was clear that opinions were strong and varied about when it's appropriate to text and when it is not. I decided right then this would make a good topic for CampusChat.  Having written about mobile phones, smartphones, cell phone security, social media, new technologies in admissions recruiting and because I'm also mother of a teen, I feel well prepared to kick-off this discussion. What I'm hoping, though, is that anyone with information related to teen cell phone usage, cell phones and parenting, campus policies, and mobile marketing will contribute to the conversation.  Some of the questions we'll address include: Should cell phones be turned off during a college information session? How are colleges using text messaging to reach current students, prospective students and parents of either group? What do you as a parent wish was being done? What would you, as a student, like to see schools do with respect to cell phone policies? What kind of notifications do you want to get from schools? CampusChat begins at 9PM, Eastern, on Twitter under the hashtag: #CampusChat.  New to #CampusChat? Check out these resources: Follow SmartCollegeVisit on Twitter, @collegevisit The night of the chat, track the hashtag: #CampusChat using tools such as TweetChat or WhatTheHashtag For transcripts or previously published articles, please click here:CampusChat Topics For more information about how to use these tools or how to keep up with or follow a chat, read:3 Easy Ways to Keep in Step with a Twitter...

Read More