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Topic: Advice For Parents

Advice for Parents

Let Tomorrow Happen
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By Kevin McMullin
November 24, 2021 | 2 minute read

Parents, while your kids are still in the house, you don’t have to wonder if you’ll all be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner together. Whether you’re at your home table or visiting...

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Advice for Parents

Parents: Stand Back to Let Your Kids Stand Out
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By Liz Gyori
November 17, 2021 | 3 minute read

A while back, my husband and I attended a late fall school parents’ night for our then fifth grader. Holiday “placemats” decorated by each student festooned the classroom walls. On those...

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Advice for Parents

Don't Let Fear Drive the Bus
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By Kevin McMullin
October 13, 2021 | 2 minute read

Fear can sometimes be a healthy emotion. That big upcoming chemistry test, that big game next week, that big dog baring its teeth–fear can put an end to dawdling and move you to...

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Advice for Parents College Applications

Five Application Management Tips for Parents
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By Kevin McMullin
September 8, 2021 | 4 minute read

I spend a lot of time here reminding parents that your most important college-admissions-related job is to be the parent of your applicant. Love your student unconditionally. Remember...

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Advice for Parents

Please Talk to Your Kids About Money
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By Liz Gyori
May 12, 2021 | 6 minute read

Author’s Note: Although this post targets parents and those financially supporting students applying to college, my hope is that anyone who works with parents and students may find this...

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Advice for Parents

When to let juniors own their college admissions process (hint: it’s now)
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By Patti Miller
May 5, 2021 | 5 minute read

I’m a parent of teens, so I have firsthand knowledge of how difficult it can be to step back and bite your tongue when you feel like things aren’t getting done right. (And maybe don’t...

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