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Helicopter Parents: College and Beyond

The Emory University tour for prospective families traversed the beautiful Atlanta campus on a fragrant spring day a few years ago, ultimately persuading my son that this was the ideal place for his college experience. When the admissions tour guide led us around Emory‘s state-of-the-art medical complex, […]

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Off to College: The Hero’s Journey

My sister and her daughter just returned from the beauty salon. They did the school spirit pedicure, with Bucknell‘s blue and orange colors on alternating toenails, and the signature B on the big toes. Their outing reflected not only my niece’s enthusiasm for her new freshman adventure, […]

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General Petraeus Inspires Cornwall HS Class of 2010: No Guts, No Glory

Update, November 13, 2012: ¬†With millions of other disappointed Americans, I watched the spectacular fall from grace of David Petraeus this week, as he resigned as Director of the CIA, days after President Obama’s re-election. For me, this event was particularly poignant, after that glorious evening two-and-a-half […]

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Countdown to Graduation!

Now that you know where your child is going to college, check out my posts to survive the rest of high school senior year and begin the college launch! “Senioritis and What To Do About It” “College Dorm Checklist: A Sneak Peek” “The College Transition Bible” What’s […]

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Senior Year Parent? Learn to Paint

My sister calls it “agita.” My Jewish girlfriend calls it “shpilkis”. It’s the kind of waiting that drives you crazy inside. You feel a sense of urgency, but the action isn’t up to you. You feel impotent and absolutely furious, like your head will explode. “Did you […]

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