Parent College Coach Tip #82: Prepare Your Student For an Active Shooter

Parent College Coach Tip #82: Prepare Your Student For an Active Shooter

It's happened again. We all watched shockingly yesterday as more students were massacred by a gunman on a college campus. Schools use to be safe. But not anymore. They mirror the outside world. There's a risk of being a victim of a crazed shooter anywhere: in a church, in a movie theater, at an office and in our schools. Since you can't live in fear (or let your student see your fear), how do you prepare your student for an active shooter?

Parent College Coach Tip #78: College Prep is More Than College Prep

Parent College Coach Tip #78: College Prep is More Than College Prep

College prep, in the purest sense, is preparing your student for everything they will face in college. It's more than tests, applications, and essays.

Parent College Coach #76: Expect the Unexpected

Parent College Coach #76: Expect the Unexpected

If you’re a Big Brother fan you know the line: expect the unexpected. When it comes to parenting a college bound teen, it is the perfect sentiment.

Parent College Coach Tip #75: It’s OK to Grieve When Your Child Leaves for College

Parent College Coach Tip #75: It’s OK to Grieve When Your Child Leaves for College

It's perfectly normal to grieve when your child leaves for college. It may not be a literal loss, but figuratively you are losing your child to adulthood.

Parent College Coach Tip #74: Are You Overparenting Your Teen?

Parent College Coach Tip #74: Are You Overparenting Your Teen?

We have the best of intentions–wanting the best for our children; but those intentions have snowballed into overparenting our teenagers and harming them emotionally.