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Parent Adjustment To College

Parent Adjustment to College

Seeing your first child off to college is one of the more significant transitions parents face.   Advice abounds for parent adjustment to college, but as a parent who has been through this stage, I have some advice of my own to share. These tips will be most effective if you discuss them together as a family and agree on the decision. 1.  Accept that You’ll Miss Them If your child is going away to college and living away from home, this…

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How Do I Get Professors To Know Me?

How Do I Get Professors to Know Me?

So many students are intimidated by college professors and with good reason.  The stereotypical professor is old, immersed in their own books and is way smarter than the student. Students assume correctly that professors are busy and they don’t want to waste their time. However, students need the mentorship of teachers.  Ideas and intellect grow with this nurturing.  Most faculty are excited about teaching young people. Many professors say that they sit at office hours waiting for students to come…

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Beware Senioritis

Senioritis--Why Avoid It? We often joke about Senioritis.  Technically it means the pain of being a Senior but for most, it’s not exactly painful. It’s that time when students are so close to finishing up and want to coast their way to the finish line. After all, there is so much going on with prom, upcoming graduation parties, the taste of their new college life and that impending freedom from parents.  Students have worked so hard and just want a…

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Getting Along With Your New College Roommate

Getting Along With Your New College Roommate

  My College Planning Team's President, co-founder and Academic Team leader, Stephanie Kennedy, discusses important tips for getting along with your new college roommate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOEgkDkEZr0&t=7s Need Help With the College Planning - Including Adjusting to College Life and Having a New College Roommate? My College Planning Team's Academic Team can assist your student with all aspects of the college search, application and selection process. Contact Stephanie Kennedy for more information or click here to schedule a free consultation. My College Planning…

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Letting Go And Staying Connected: How To Parent Your College Student

Letting Go and Staying Connected: How to Parent Your College Student

Congratulations!  Join the club!  You are now the parent of a college student! For nearly two decades, we have raised our children, created opportunities for them, and served as their strongest supporter and advocate.  Now, they are off to college, where they are immersed in vast sea of opportunities in the company of mostly strangers.  We are wondering how to stay connected to our young adults. Letting Go Can Be Hard to Do We have written the check, said our…

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How To Successfully Prepare Your Child For College

How To Successfully Prepare Your Child For College

By guest author Rachael Everly, Rachael Everly is an undergraduate student who loves to write on the topics related to business, finance, technology and education. Follow @RachaelEverly for further updates College life is not a piece of cake for your child, and he/she will always  be on the lookout for support from either  friends, relatives or family. As a parent you play a vital role in helping your child prepare for college and determining the level and ease of success. No…

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Enjoying Thanksgiving Break With Your Visiting College Student

Enjoying Thanksgiving Break With Your Visiting College Student

Thanksgiving break can be such a wonderful time for parents and their returning college students. While parents simply look forward to having their child at home, students cannot wait to catch up with friends, gorge on home cooking, and relax in the comforts of home. As you plan the visit, I encourage parents to expect changes in their student’s tastes, behaviors, and routines. It is important to keep in mind that your child has been living an independent life for…

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10 Points To Help Your Child Get The Most Out Of College

10 Points to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of College

Today's blog features our guest blogger, Dr. Joel Ingersoll, of Take On College, Inc.  Dr. Joel shares the My College Planning Team philosophy and mission of helping students maximize the college experience. In this blog, he shares his professional advice to parents in helping their college students create a healthy, confident transition!   Now that summer gone and we are into the fall semester, much has been written about preparing college students for the upcoming semester.  You've likely read numerous college survival lists noting…

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Fear And Loathing And The College Roommate

Fear and Loathing and the College Roommate

Your freshman year in college starts soon. New school. New home. New college roommate. If the thought of living with someone you don’t know seems uncomfortable, creepy even, you’re not alone.  I’ll bet your future college roommate feels the same way! Whether you utilize your college’s “roommate finder” resource or decide to room with a high school friend, sharing living space with another person can get complicated. With a roommate, you will have to navigate a new type of relationship without…

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Making Your Faith Your Own

Making Your Faith Your Own

Is attending church part of your family tradition? Is church where you find your social niche? If either of those things are true about you, great! However, being friendly to the faith does not necessarily mean you are fully living it out. Have you truly owned your faith, made your faith your own? Do I think about and practice my faith apart from church/youth group? Do I continually seek to challenge myself spiritually (aside from attending church/youth group)? Do I…

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