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  • Parents: How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Your College Student

    Sep 10, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Parents: How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Your College Student

    When we dropped our oldest daughter off at college for her first semester, we wondered how to maintain a long distance relationship with her. We knew that our relationship with her would change, but we hoped that wouldn’t mean she wouldn’t want to communicate with us much. We worked on some ways to stay close, ...

  • The Empty Nest: Preparing for a Child Leaving for College

    Sep 4, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    The Empty Nest: Preparing for a Child Leaving for College

    I didn’t really know how to prepare for a child leaving for college. There was so much excitement with my oldest daughter through the college search process, getting college acceptances, choosing a college, and going to orientation. I was so happy about all the great experiences that were ahead for her. Then one day it ...

  • College Student Guide: How to Prep for Parents Weekend

    Aug 8, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    College Student Guide: How to Prep for Parents Weekend

    Parents Weekend can bring students both excitement and anxiety. This is especially true of college freshmen, whose parents are often arriving on campus for their first extended visit. My first Parents Weekend seemed to come just as my new college social life was starting to feel comfortable. I had made a solid group of friends ...

  • How to Prepare for Parents Weekend

    Jul 25, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    How to Prepare for Parents Weekend

    Parents Weekend usually falls about halfway into the fall semester at most colleges. The campus will have some scheduled activities planned for students and their parents. If your student is further away, it may be your first opportunity to see them in person, check out their fully-assembled dorm room, meet their friends, and see where ...

  • 5 Tips for Maintaining a Friendship Over a Long Distance

    Jul 18, 2013 • Leeann Sullivan • College LifeRead More »
    5 Tips for Maintaining a Friendship Over a Long Distance

    Maintaining a friendship over a long distance can be trying, but the friends who are willing to put in the effort are the ones who ultimately matter the most. For me, this has especially been true with my best friend from college, who is now 700 miles away from me. Distance has not only made ...

  • Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Jul 16, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Being homesick at college is tough, whether you anticipate the feeling or not. I went to a college that was an eight-hour drive from home and, although I believed myself to be fiercely independent, I had never gone away to summer camp or boarding school. Being in a new living situation, especially without Mom’s cooking, ...