Carol Osborn is an early childhood educator and president of CAO Training Associates which offers workshops on parenting and early childhood education. She is the mother of six grown children and grandmother of thirteen. Dear Carol, My seven year old … Continue reading
On-Campus Support Services for Your College Student
Sending a child off to college can be a scary and exciting prospect. There are so many unknowns, and as a parent, you may feel very out of control. You are no longer there to see what your child is doing, to make sure he is doing work and ensure he is getting the necessary help to be successful on all fronts.
Take a little comfort in knowing that the help there is an incredible amount of help available to students on college campuses. It would be a good idea to talk with your child about the resources that at her disposal, because the fact that students don’t ask for help is often the biggest hindrance to their success.
Following are some examples of support services on college campuses. While I might site a particular college, that service is likely available at most (but not necessarily all) colleges:
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The 5 Needs
Now that most of us are back in the “school mode” starting with getting to bed earlier, arranging time for study and play, as well as keeping a balance in our life; we can quickly feel overwhelmed with all the demands.
Have you heard of “The 5 Needs in Life”? These are simple, yet not always easy, and will help you keep a balance in your life if you will take time to consider how you are doing with each one. We all share these needs; come what may, we will try to meet these needs, so will our children, friends and relatives.
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Do teens know the basics of personal finance?
By Danielle Rice
In 2010, Junior Achievement and The Allstate Foundation conducted their "Teens and Personal Finance" survey as a snapshot of teen attitudes and behaviors around financial literacy. The survey looked at how teens are reacting to economic recovery, and how their spending, college planning and job searches have been impacted by the recession. More broadly, the survey seeks to assess how well-prepared our young people are to effectively manage their finances. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE...