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August 15, 2011

How Can I Support my Student Through College?

Support-my-student

My sister was the first in my family to go to college, and my Dad and I didn’t know how to support her. We rarely visited her on campus (I am not sure we ever did her first year!), and we didn’t attend the homecoming football game where she was recognized as a campus leader […]

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August 10, 2011

How do I let Sarah (or Johnny) go to college?

Letting-Sarah-go

Your child is going to college! Since birth, this is what you’ve been preparing her for – becoming an independent adult who is ready to leave the nest. I have a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old. At every stage of parenting I ask other parents, “Is this next stage easier?” I often get the same response […]

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August 8, 2011

Why is College Orientation so Important?

New Student Orientation

I remember the mixture of excitement and nervousness I felt as the start of college drew near. As one of the first in my family to go to college, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I went to orientation with an eagerness to know more about college life. College orientation helped to ease my […]

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August 3, 2011

Why do I need to know math?

Math-for-life

We recently took up some grass to expand our perennial garden. The question was: How much mulch to cover the area to a depth of 3 inches? I’m glad I paid attention in my math classes. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some math teachers say: “Mathematics has a pervasive and essential […]

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