By Lee Shulman Bierer   They’re gone. All summer long you worried about their dorm room, what classes they’d take, how they’d adjust socially, if they will run out of money, if they will be homesick, etc. Guess what? They’re fine! The one thing that most parents forget...

By Lee Shulman Bierer The big transition isn’t too far away. Many soon-to-be freshmen have already been on campus for orientation, most have their roommates lined up and beneath the veneer of excited anticipation, almost all of them are nervous about their new life. There’s a lot...

Unfortunately, gone are the days where parents blithely sent their children off to idyllic college campuses worry-free. Until relatively recently,  safety was something that was just mentioned on campus tours and everyone was satisfied to know that the "blue lights"  have an amazingly fast response...

They’re gone. All summer long you worried about their dorm room, what classes they’d take, how they’d adjust socially, if they will run out of money, if they will be homesick, etc. Guess what? They’re fine! The one thing that most parents forget to talk to...

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...

They’re gone. All summer long you worried about their dorm room, what classes they’d take, how they’d adjust socially, if they will run out of money, if they will be homesick, etc. Guess what? They’re fine! The one thing that most parents forget to talk to...

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