How to Stop Worry During Your Child’s Senior Year

Your child is a senior in high school, which means you are more worried about him/her than ever. My daughter’s senior year of high school was awful. She broke up with her long-time boyfriend. She could not make up her mind about what college to attend. She was cranky and irritable

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School Dropout? Not My Child!

Never did I think any of my kids would drop out of college. It was not in my game plan for their lives. I dodged a bullet. But plenty of my friends’ kids did drop out. I’ve since learned that half of all college freshmen fail to graduate within six

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How To Get a College Scholarship

I don’t know about you, but we needed help paying for college. Most parents today find they need some—or much—help with the astronomical tuition costs at most schools today. Every little bit helps and every BIG bit helps. So Steve and I thought we would share some ideas that worked

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How to Help Your Child Climb Grown-Up Mountain

Is my child ready to climb Mt. Everest? If you’re like me, the answer is “Of course not!” and “She might get hurt!” But what about a harder mountain to climb? How about Grown Up Mountain? This is a mountain you’ve helped your children climb since they were born. But

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How NOT to Choose a College

When it came time for my friend’s daughter to pick a college, she had no idea where she wanted to go. …even though her mother had taken her on dozens of college visits her junior year. So her guidance counselor suggested she just apply to 10 schools she MIGHT like

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