LEE SHULMAN BIERER College students are homeward-bound. For many freshmen, it will be their first visit back since packing up last August. Thanksgiving, the uber-American family togetherness holiday, can be equally tough for parents and their college students. Parents often feel that they’re traveling on a tightrope...

LEE SHULMAN BIERER Photo by UNC Asheville While the initial adjustment period is over, there are certainly lots of things freshmen can start doing now to improve their chances of having a successful year. Most college students compartmentalize their college experiences into two distinct areas: the academic and...

by LEE BIERER It’s a tough tightrope out there, and well-intentioned parents are often hurting more than they’re helping. Parents behaving badly – it happens all the time in the college admissions process. Striving for balance is key. Moms and dads on both ends of the parental spectrum...

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