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College 101

After months (and months!) of prepping for the PSAT, SAT, SAT2 and ACT, writing multiple college apps, and studying for classes, your child has received the Golden Ticket-college acceptance(s). Not everyone gets into their first choice, but, nonetheless, you and your child breathe a sigh of relief because the waiting is over and, most of all, your kid is going to college!

Those months leading to move-in day can be exciting and overwhelming and will definitely be bringing up all kinds of emotions. If you are becoming an empty nester multiply that by 100. I found great comfort in knowing what to expect from family members and friends graciously willing to show me the ropes. Now that I’m a “veteran” with one in college and the other in law school, it’s my turn to share what I’ve learned with you. College 101 is continually updated with college and empty nest stories and tips. Make sure you subscribe or follow me so you don’t miss a thing. Click here or scroll below for topics.

High School:

Backpacks and College Apps and SAT’s, Oh My!
Surviving Your Child’s High School Junior Year


Dropping Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)
The Best College Guides For Parents And Students
Having “The Talk” Before Your Child Goes To College
College Moms Who Know: The Good, The Bad, And The Laundry
Shopping For Your College Dorm Room
What To Put In A Care Package
The 10 Best College Advice Posts On The Web
Transition Tips For When Your Child Comes Home To Visit
6 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Every Moment Is Precious Even When You’re Fighting Over The Remote

Resources: Admissions, Applications, Testing, & More

College Board
College Confidential
Forbes: Leadership/Education
Huffington Post: College
New York Times: Education
U.S. News: College Rankings, Lists, Admissions, Paying For College

Empty Nest:

Hurray! You’re An Empty Nester

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