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What to pack for college?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Parents | 0 comments

What to pack for college?

Well it is that time of the year, again- time to send off the high school class of 2012 to college. For all of those “planning” and “checklist” people out there, I am posting the links to three different college packing lists. These lists are not specific to one store- so not a sales piece, but the lists are rather extensive. I recommend looking at the list and being realistic as to what will fit into your suitcase or car! Keep in mind you can often rent mini-refrigerators on campus, most dorms have a microwave in the common room, the bookstore sells almost anything you could possibly need and freshman dorms are SMALL. Although I am not ready to say good bye, I am so excited to hear about the incredible experiences of the new college class of 2016!

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Is your child ready for college?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in Parents | 0 comments

Is your child ready for college?

We often spend so much time focusing on students’ academic and extracurricular success that we forget that there are skills they need to survive college that are not taught at school. In a recent article by Jolyn Brand on examiner.com she lays out a quiz for parents to take to see if their soon to be college freshman have the life skills necessary to be successful in college. From the practical, “Does your teen know how to wash his/her own clothes? How much detergent to use? How to sort?” to the emotional, “Does your teen know when and how to NOT submit to peer pressure?” this quiz helps parents recognize that adolescence is not just about grades and test scores. High school is a time when students are gaining the skills to they need to be independent college students. So the next time your teenager asks you why you did not do his/her laundry or wake him/her up on time, you can tell them you are preparing them for college one load at a time.

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