You're an Uncool College Parent If...

  1. #1. You wish your kid responded to your text.
  2. #2. You know they're over 18; and you still care.
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Parents and Kids Share Their Love of NCAA Basketball!

Parents enjoy March Madness, too!

Bracketology hangs in my kitchen at home and at the office. All bets are on. While out to dinner on Saturday night, I met parents whose kids attend Michigan State, Indiana, Duke, Ohio State and Albany. The conversation is all about College Hoops! Many planned to be glued to the television when the brackets were announced and then texting with their kids about which teams made it into the tournament and which didn’t. Are you filling out brackets, participating in an office pool or just seeing how accurate your predictions are? The enthusiasm and energy that March Madness creates makes sharing fun and exciting.

If you click on the Read More below it will take you to a page that has all the information for this year’s tournament:

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Spring Break is Here!

 

College Spring Break is here! It’s a big world out there…

Some college kids come home for Spring Break but others don’t. Whether on a college sponsored trip, community service experience or just to have fun with friends many students are traveling all over the world. Our kids are ready, willing and able to explore it. But are we ready for their untamed enthusiasm?

Just during freshman year alone, my son went on a expedition with his fraternity to Canada, visited friends at other colleges, and partied during spring fling in Florida (only because I wouldn’t permit him to go to Mexico!) Can’t anyone sit still? My head is spinning.

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What is your child doing this summer?

What is your child doing this summer? That is the biggest question that parents ask each other this time of year when we get together. And for a college kid these days, it is a loaded question.

Unfortunately, these days paying jobs are almost impossible to find and unpaid “internships” are equally as difficult to find. It seems that you have to start almost a year in advance to secure one. So what’s a college kid to do? Being a camp counselor or lifeguard is still a viable option. And lots of kids seem to take summer classes to help them graduate on time. Then there are travel or summer internship programs away from home.
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