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November 15, 2019

Many college students come home for Thanksgiving, and while you're all looking forward to it, it can be an adjustment. You are excited about having her home, but you may also be nervous about what to anticipate.  It's often the first extended time at home since they le...

October 29, 2019

​In many ways we humans are always striving to do things on our own, right from the start. Babies insist on holding a bottle or picking up food themselves. Toddlers emphatically announce, "Me do it." The preschool years are a time of burgeoning growth as children gain...

August 21, 2019

As college drop-off day approaches, you and your teens are likely to wrestle with a wide range of emotions. On the one hand, you might struggle with anxiety, stress, sadness and worry about this next phase of your child's life. Then, at other times, you might find that...

August 8, 2019

College is a drastic, exciting and nerve-wracking change of life for freshman. As our kids get ready to go off on their own  we want to set them up for a successful year. We need to help them with their emotions--and ours. We need to handle drop-off day with aplomb as...

July 10, 2019

​It’s Summertime, and that means school is out, and graduations and summer internships or jobs are in. For those of you with graduating high schoolers that means a lot of change is coming --for them and you.  You are both likely experiencing the full range of emotions....

June 5, 2019

It’s Summertime and that means school is out--or almost out. It means proms and graduations and summer internships or jobs. For those of you with graduating high schoolers that means a lot of change is coming --for them and for you.  

It may only be June, but if yo...

April 17, 2019

So you made it through Junior year--congratulations, mom! Let's be honest, that was kind of a feat for you (and your child). Now you're stuck in the middle of Senior Year and at times it's going to feel like you won't make it through this one. Of course we will; this i...

February 26, 2019

You submitted your college applications, scores, essays and all. What a relief—for a few days, then you realize you are just hanging in limbo as you settle in to wait. Now, for the three or four months you’ve been waiting to hear from colleges and  scholarships yo...

April 3, 2018

The tears surprised me. The weepiness I felt driving away from my first parents' weekend.  My son is a sophomore but I had missed last year’s event; so I was so thankful to have spent this weekend with him. He won’t be home for Thanksgiving this year, so I did expect t...

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