By Lee Shulman Bierer, College Admissions Strategies When our world changes quickly and suddenly, because of things like COVID-19, it is common to experience changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Feelings of anxiety, fear or worry are typical in stressful situations.Everybody is anxious.  The Covid...

By Lee Shulman Bierer I'm updating one of my most popular columns. It's about the challenges of dealing with your children when they return home from college for Thanksgiving. College students are about to head home. For many freshmen it will be their first visit back since...

By Lee Shulman Bierer   I get it, I’m a few years past sending my kids off to college. But, have things really changed that much? It seems so when I hear stories about what some families are doing. A neighbor’s daughter is about to be a freshman...

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...

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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