Stuffed Animal at College

Stuffed Animal at College

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My daughter is in her sophomore year of college. Leaving for college was a huge deal and whatever was going to make that transition easier was taken on board. Read on to see how we felt about her bringing a stuffed animal with her. A stuffed animal is going to make the transition from home to college easier. In a …

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Should I Join a Sorority?

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Living away from home – possibly for the first time – can be a daunting thing to get your head around. With the stress of that and class, maybe joining a sorority might be some fun. Joining a sorority is not like joining any other club. There is much to consider before you commit to the Greek Life. 1. Sorority …

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How often should I go home from college?

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Moving to college is a big step in a teens life. (and a parents life!) Starting in college or university is not just about classes and learning. It’s also about becoming an independent adult. You should only go home from college once or twice per semester. Visits home should be limited to prevent homesickness and allow for college adjustment. How …

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College Application So Expensive

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Applying to college is not only time consuming but also very costly. Here’s the main costs that are involved. Colleges must employ administration people to read your application. Your fees cover these costs. Costs included in your application process: SAT ACT Subject Tests College Application Fees Going to college should not be prohibitive because of finances. Where there’s a will …

Paying Someone for your College Essay

Can I Pay for my College Essay?

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Applying to college takes time and a good deal of patience and commitment. It’s not something you’re going to do in five minutes. So if you can get someone to write your essay for you, it will ease the workload. Here’s some pro’s and cons for that decision. You can pay for your college essay. It may not be as …

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Teen won’t return to University – Parent Tips

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These are incredibly uncertain times we are living through. No one knows if a second wave of COVID-19 is coming or if a vaccine will be found soon. Talk is of Covid and nothing else. But we have to talk about our kids returning to school and University. If this is a situation you find yourself in, don’t panic and …

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Does attending an Ivy really matter? Pro’s & Con’s

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If you’re asking the question then you as a student or your child is giving it some thought. There’s no reason why an Ivy shouldn’t be part of your college application. Here’s the pro’s and con’s of attending. Attending an Ivy will bring prestige and job prospects. They have the lowest acceptance rate but smallest class ratio. 1. Prestige 2. …

How do I Stop Worrying About my College Kid – 5 Steps to Success

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My daughter left for college, which was an incredible milestone. She was anxious to go but soon settled into her new routine. But I started to become so anxious every time she went out with friends. Here’s how I managed to control it. It’s normal to be concerned about your children. When they move to college you don’t stop being …