Category Archives: Preparation for College

He does, she does, everyone PROCRASTINATES!!!

I’m doing it as I write.  I should be doing things that are more important than this.  Yet, here I am writing my blog.  I believe I’m procrastinating.  I think everyone procrastinates.  And since it’s the beginning of the school year, I figured it’s time to revisit why our kids do it. About 95% of…

I may sob, but I really don’t care!

The following is a two-part series on how families can prepare when their oldest child leaves for college.  The first is help for parents to adjust and cope.  The second focuses on helping younger siblings cope.  I hope you enjoy and share it with those who could benefit. __________________________________________________________________________________ When I started college my parents…

Mom, help!!! My cap and gown don’t fit

Teens do great stuff to help themselves and the world: volunteer work, student government, sports, etc.  It’s fabulous, but I get anxious hearing about it and wondering how they have time to breathe and actually think and have a quiet moment.  This article gives a fabulous look at all that teens do and the negative…

Thank god, she took her Grateful Dead!-River City Counseling

Before sharing an article I wrote a few years ago, I want to remind readers of the group for men that I’m starting on August 21st (a week later than the original start date I mentioned.) I and seven men will meet at my office for 10 consecutive Thursdays, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. We’ll look at…

Bon voyage; see you in a week or so-River City Counseling

One of the most intense times families face is when children leave home for college. The following is an article I wrote a couple of years ago that provides tips for what parents can do to help make the transition to college easier for both their kids and themselves. You & Your Teen Making successful…

One day diapers and the next day Duke-River City Counseling

This is the link to my recent appearance on College Week Live, an on-line college fair, in which I look at the impact that a child leaving for college can have on the entire family and ways to prepare for and cope with the changes. http://event.reg.meeting-stream.com/sl/integration/auth.aspx?EnrollmentKey=APK2cddedc4b6894a3daf799a1160cb127b

My webinar on College Week Live-River City Counseling

For those of you who missed it, this is the link from my webinar last week on College Week Live, in which I advise parents on coping with the pressure and stress senior year and the first year of college can put on the entire family. For those of you who have children approaching college,…

Join me @ free webinar on college prep-River City Counseling

This coming Thursday, October 24, I’m doing my first, live Webcast on College Week Live. They’re calling it “All Access Day” and it’s for parents of students who are college-bound. I’m speaking at 7 p.m. Eastern (4 p.m. Pacific) on how families can prepare emotionally for when their children leave for college. I’ll be discussing…