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The FASFA forms have been successfully completed, college roommate assignments received, dorm room supplies purchased, and yet… The shift in roles when sending a child away to college is as scary and significant as the change in roles when you…
Transitioning to college is a huge adjustment, both academically as well as emotionally. For parents, it can be difficult to know how to best help your soon-to-be-college-student during this challenging time, especially when the school is far away…
In the short term, stress can push a child to practice for her piano recital or inspire a teen to study when he’d rather be out with friends. But chronic stress is different. Left unchecked, long-term stress can contribute to a long list of…
As your child prepares to head off to college, you may both be experiencing a range of conflicting emotions. Excitement. Elation. Trepidation. Sadness. Life is full of confusing transitions like this, isn’t it? However, “Confusing” does not…
School sports season is back in session and football and soccer are underway at virtually every school and college. While these sports help keep children active and develop valuable team-building skills, the coming months will undoubtedly bring an…
College can be an exciting time, however it does come with significant and abrupt changes to daily life and routine. Some students settle in just fine after an initial adjustment period, while others may struggle with acclimating to their new…
These days, many parents are under a lot of stress for reasons ranging from the financial to the societal. So much so, they may not see how their teenager is equally, if not more, stressed out! Studies show that teens and adults experience similar…
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For…
“I can remember like yesterday gaining my first job in my career after finishing college. I was excited and nervous! Then in the mail, information came regarding my student loan payments. Shock, disbelief, anger and tears ensued. I panicked. I…
A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act irritable, angry, and agitated…

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