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March 5, 2020


 

        Spring is here and with it the time honored mother/daughter outing to find the perfect prom dress. An entire day of bonding. what could be better?  Before you get too excited, try to keep in mind that it can also be overwhelming and you don't want to make thi...

February 25, 2020

College applications are pretty much finished and submitted. Now the waiting starts--the agonizing waiting to hear did your teen get in or not? Did she get into her top pick? Was any merit or scholarship offered? There’s a lot to do, the stakes are high, the deadlines...

February 2, 2020

May first is rapidly approaching and seniors need to choose which college or university they are going to attend. It’s exciting and scary and a bit overwhelming. You’re armed with your college acceptance letters but now how do you choose which one is for you?

There are...

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...

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