Higher Education

5 Tips to Help Your College Student Have a Successful Spring Semester

Posted January 7, 2012 by Maggie Wells

The kids are back in school. You were happy to have them back in the house for the holidays, but may not have been happy with their fall grades. Here's a few helpful hints you can use to help them with their questionable study habits that you are having to, eh hem, pay for.

7 Reasons to Take Your Kid to a Protest

Posted November 8, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Over the course of two months the Occupy Movement has grown. With the growth of people from various walks of life has come the inclusion of families at protests and rallies. Should the kids be there? Here are some reasons why this writer thinks they should be included and what they might learn from it — and why parents need to proceed with caution.

Celebrating Day of the Dead With Children

Posted October 27, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Curious as to just what Day of the Dead is and isn't? Tips on how to observe — and explain — it with kids.

Straight From the Heart: Care Package Ideas for College Students

Posted October 25, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Let your favorite college student know how much you care with these fun ideas for college care packages!

October 20th is National Writing Day!

Posted October 18, 2011 by Maggie Wells

October 20th is National Writing Day! Get out your pens!

8 Things Your Community College Bound Kid Needs To Know

Posted September 16, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Print this out and give this to your 18-year-old as he or she goes out the door to attend community college!

Book Review: The iConnected Parent

Posted August 21, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Throughout her first year of university, my daughter and I texted, called, emailed, Facebooked, and Skyped. After reading "The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up"...I felt like I might have done it all wrong.

21 Fun Things to Do Before School Starts

Posted August 2, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Summer days are almost gone. Make the most of the countdown to class by sneaking in fun with family. Keep reading for 21 great ideas.

Fun and Educational Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages

Posted June 12, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Being out of school frees up time for children to get involved in bunch of educational and fun activities. Check out the ideas here, and share your own with our readers. What do your kids do in the summer?

Coming Out Too

Posted June 9, 2011 by Maggie Wells

June is national coming out month for gays and lesbians across the country. But gay and lesbian parents aren't the only ones that need to come out and be accepted for who they are — the children of gays and lesbians have a need to come out too.

College Degrees That Make The Grade

Posted May 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Whether you are the parent of a college student, or a college student yourself, here is some information about the degrees currently in high demand.

Visit Your Favorite Family Movie Locations in Astoria, Oregon

Posted May 16, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Take a family vacation and visit sites of your favorite movies, all in one spot. Astoria, Oregon is affordable, charming, and the backdrop for some family film favorites.

Great Gifts for High School and College Graduates

Posted May 12, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Graduation season means that we're all shopping for the perfect gifts for our favorite grads. Need ideas? From gift cards to graduation bears, I've got 12 great ones here!

April Education Roundup: Is Your High School Graduate Ready to Move On?

Posted April 11, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Whether your soon-to-be high school graduate is headed to college, or just headed out the door, take advantage of these resources for parents and young adults who are about to make a big change.

The Case Against Homework: Do Students Get Too Much of a Bad Thing?

Posted March 4, 2011 by Alyssa Chirco

Most parents and educators believe that homework is a necessary evil. But do students always benefit from homework? Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth, doesn't think so.

How to Keep Your Off-Campus College Student Safe

Posted February 18, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

93% of college crime victims live off-campus. Protect your current or future student with advice from PEACE OUTside CAMPUS. The group, named for 20-year-old murder victim Lindsey Bonistall, works to educate students about finding a safe apartment and staying safe when living off-campus.

“Secrets to Winning a Scholarship” Review

Posted February 11, 2011 by Sonja Stewart

Taking the mystery out of winning college scholarships is what Mark Kantrowitz does best. His book will give you the tips you need to get the edge.

Tax Information for Parents and Families: College Students, Investment Income

Posted January 23, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

See here for tax information about college expenses and investment gifts made to your children that may help in your tax preparation and savings.

10 Effective Study Habits for a Successful College Transition

Posted November 5, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

Encouraging good study habits in high school can lead to a more successful college experience, but it probably won't stop your teen from living off of cold pizza and Top Ramen.

Supersized: Big Retail Centers on College Campuses

Posted October 22, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The textbook-only bookstore and small shop selection on college campuses may be a thing of the past. Universities and real estate developers have set their sights on large centers to bring in new revenue — and new students.