Do you have questions about study abroad programs? Not sure if a global experience is right for your child? Read on and learn first hand the impact a study abroad experience had on this college student. I must tell you she’s no ordinary guest blogger. She’s actually my daughter. And she has a lot to say about the value of
Follow these tips and watch your productivity and test scores rise! Study in 25-minute bursts, taking a 5-minute break between these sessions. It’s called the Pomodoro Method of productivity. Listen to music. Studies indicate that music can actually help you study. Attend study groups. Alternate where you study. Alternate how you study. Use study tools like notecards, whiteboards and practice tests. Study smart. Spend less
1. Collapsable Microwave Popcorn Popper This ingenious contraption fits right in the microwave and delivers delicious popcorn with no oil required for healthier snacking. The bowl is easy to clean and collapses for smart storage. $9, Amazon. 2. Laptop Decals An inexpensive way to motivate them and personalize their laptops. Hundreds of styles to choose from on Etsy, like this one
If you’re looking for another clever and inexpensive way to send your love through the mail, here it is. You can let your students know you miss them and include a not-so-subtle reminder #callyourmom.
Your phone buzzes. You’re thrilled when you see it’s a text from your child—the one you dropped off at college four weeks ago. But, when you open the message, your heart sinks. I hate it here. I have no friends. I want to come home. The collegiate honeymoon is over. Your child is homesick. And this text seems to come
I cannot believe it has been a whole year since we launched Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I’m overwhelmed by your positive feedback and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share your stories with me. I’m so grateful for your support and
‘Tis the season! You know…the one where parents of first time college students are both excited and terrified at the same time. Where we are thrilled they have the opportunity to grow their minds and attend institutions of higher learning, yet worry that they won’t know how to do their own laundry. Where we fuss about coordinating comforters and twin
College life means living in spaces that can be a bit of a tight squeeze. But with a little creativity, a dorm room can become your student’s home sweet home in no time!
How do we parent older kids effectively in a material world?
What to Expect: A Course Catalog for Parents After the little plus sign appeared on the stick oh-so-many years ago, the first thing I did was to go out and buy a pregnancy book. The second was to sign up for childbirth classes. I wanted to know what to expect. As our family grew, so did our quest for parenting