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Resources Tagged With: college transition

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14 Must-Have Life Skills for Teens

teen451If you’re wondering how your teen will survive on their own, don’t worry too much — chances are your child is a lot more capable than you think. Even so, now is a good time to teach your teen a few practical skills that will leave both of you feeling a little more confident about your offspring’s readiness to leave the nest. Read more ›

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Community Town Hall: Why the College Admissions News Hits Home: Stress, Anxiety and How to Help Your Kids [video]

The recent news about college admissions was deeply troubling to CHC and to the community because it amplifies the culture of stress around admissions and reinforces the stigma attached to learning differences and accommodations, leaving parents concerned that their kids’ evaluations won’t be taken seriously any more. Read more ›

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A Fit Over Rankings: Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity [downloadable] [video]

learning 447The college admissions process can often be a top source of stress and anxiety for students. While many schools, counselors, and parents encourage students to focus on finding the “right fit” college, this advice can be difficult to follow without a better understanding of what “fit” means and what matters most — both for learning and engagement in college — and for life outcomes beyond college. Read more ›

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The Right Way to Choose a College

college-446Does the brand name of the college you attend actually matter? The best research on the question suggests that, for most students, it doesn’t. Read more ›

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The Moral Wages of the College Admissions Mania

graduation443Just what is all this scheming and obsession with status teaching children?

Getting an A in biology — and being awakened, in the process, to the wonders of the natural world — doesn’t matter if a committee of strangers at Stanford isn’t sufficiently impressed? Read more ›

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Depression and College Students – Answers to College Students’ Frequently Asked Questions [downloadable]

collegestudentFAQ182Feeling moody, sad, or grouchy? Who doesn’t once in a while? College is an exciting time, but it can also be very challenging. As a college student, you might be leaving home for the first time, learning to live independently, taking tough classes, meeting new people, and getting a lot less sleep. Small or large setbacks can seem like the end of the world, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Read more ›

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Is Your Teen College Ready?

sleepingteen170Parents can’t be 100 percent certain that their child is ready for university life, but 30 years as a psychologist have taught me what to look for. College-bound high-school upperclassmen are on the cusp of emerging adulthood, a transition to adult status that, according to research on emerging adults by the psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, typically takes eight to 10 years. The key indicator that an individual is ready to begin this transition is the emergence of a new level of personal responsibility. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo Workshop: Speaking the College Language —How to be a Savvy Student [downloadable]

speakingcollegelanguage100Many students transitioning from high school to college are unaware of post-secondary terminologies that play a crucial role in successful navigation of the post-secondary landscape. This is particularly true of students with learning and attention issues, who are focused on just getting to class on time, completing homework and accessing accommodations. Students need to build awareness of strategic approaches for self-help beyond ADA accommodations. Read more ›