Tag: family

Tips for Staying Sane During Winter Break

Tips for Staying Sane During Winter Break

Winter Break in college is uncharted territory for those who have yet to conquer their first. Unlike the mid-semester-way-too-short break in high school that leaves you busy catching up on homework and sleep, colleges give weeks, sometimes months, for students to decompress between semesters without any assignments due or any classes hanging over their heads….

How to Achieve Effective Communication as told by Donna Korren

How to Achieve Effective Communication as told by Donna Korren

Donna Korren, founder of Empty Quester, a blog for “empty nesters to embrace their kid-free life stage” shared with Blue-prynt her experience as an empty nester. Parents and kids often struggle with communication when they are living independent lives, but Korren breaks it down for everyone in this insightful and experiential article, making it easier to understand…

The First Big Break: Going Home for Thanksgiving

The First Big Break: Going Home for Thanksgiving

The first big break. It’s only days away and most college students are itching to get out of the dorm and into the comfort of their childhood homes. And, of course, to return to mom’s cooking. Unlike fall break, which only some universities schedule, this is the first time college students nationwide share an extended…

So Your Sibling Is Coming To Visit You At College…

So Your Sibling Is Coming To Visit You At College…

And you have no idea what to do. What can you do with them that won’t infuriate your parents? How can you study for your midterm with them bothering you? How do you fit two people in your tiny twin bed? Don’t worry – we’ve got it covered for you. If they want to, let…

Top Ten Things NOT to Do During Parent’s Weekend from a College Student Who Has Survived Four Parent’s Weekends

Top Ten Things NOT to Do During Parent’s Weekend from a College Student Who Has Survived Four Parent’s Weekends

Bring the whole fam – your child will be overwhelmed by this change in lifestyle as it is, so only bring with you the essential family members. If you’re divorced, you and your ex should visit on two different weekends. Please. via GIPHY Bring more clothing – yes, if your child left his favorite sweatshirt…