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A New Way for a Student to Organize Time More Efficiently

How do you organize your time when you have lots to do but little structure in your day?  This is the age old question for college students who need routine but don’t necessarily know how to create it.  I always told my students:  Use a planner!  I don’t care if it’s electronic or on paper, but it must be written down somewhere.  Put in all your classes, assignments, club meetings and to-do items.  If you see you have 20 minutes…

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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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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

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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