Entries Tagged as 'college'

Teaching basic college survival skills

August 11th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I can relate to Sue Shellenbarger’s post in the Wall Street Journal blog. Speaking of college students who do not know how to do their own laundry, Shellenbarger says: I too have stressed achievement, adventure and life outside the home with my kids over learning more mundane domestic duties. I don’t like to clean the […]

Talking to your teens about sex

May 1st, 2008 / 12 Comments

A mom asked me, “How do I talk to my daughter in college about sex?” This mom wanted to warn her daughter not to have promiscuous sex. As with many subjects that we want our kids to learn, a straight lecture is usually not the best method. Don’t we simply tune out people that we […]

Unconventional Ways to Prepare for the College Application Process

April 19th, 2008 / 1 Comment

I am honored to have today’s post written by Margit Crane, M.A., M.S., M.Ed. She is a family relationship coach, speaker, author (HELP! My Teen Has Been Abducted By Aliens!), workshop leader and acclaimed expert on teens, ‘tweens, and their parents. She is the founder of Rock The World Coachinggâ„¢ and is also known as […]

Kids and the economy

March 3rd, 2008 / 4 Comments

Kids don’t know anything about the economy nor do they care. They could care less about unemployment, recession, or foreclosures. But kids should be very concern about the economy. Do they know that it has a great impact on their personal lives? Their family vacation, their college fund, the amount of Christmas gifts they get, […]

Learning the value of work

February 9th, 2008 / No Comments

“Hey mom, I cut myself an apple and ate the whole thing.” My son has never been known to eat more than a slice, a thin slice, of an apple when he was at home. Now that he is living on his own at college, he is cooking for himself, and cutting up apples for […]