Tag: Teens and College

Messy teen rooms: Get out the caution tape! Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Queens Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family and Staten Island Family

  Moms like me have found themselves sitting on the floor of their child’s room picking up every Lego, Transformer piece, or Barbie accessory our youngster failed to place in the proper bin or box. After all, we paid for…

What did you say? Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family, Queens Family, Staten Island Family

  Gone are the days when a parent would threaten to wash a child’s mouth out with soap for using a “four-letter word.” Many of today’s teens and tweens sprinkle their everyday conversation with language our mothers would tell us…

Parents Across The Table: Moms and dads are the new faces of college admissions New York Times (Education Life)

Colleges are inviting parents to join their admissions offices in recruiting prospective students by staffing college fairs, reaching out to local applicants and conducting interviews; tasks once limited to official college representatives and alumni. Some people think it is a great idea,…

Girls ‘Dormify.’ Boys Just Move. NewYork Times: Motherlode - Adventures In Parenting (117 comments)

According to the Urban Dictionary, “dormify” means “to decorate your living space with cool, trendy, hip fashion.” I thought I was up for that, as my children approached their college years. When I pictured what college shopping would be like…

College Applications. No Need for Panic Your Teen

  Parents across America are a summer away from panicking over whether their procrastinating teenagers will submit their college applications on time and whether any of those applications will end with an acceptance. Meanwhile, reports of the latest average incoming…

Time to Rework Homework Manhattan Family, Brooklyn Family, Staten Island Family, Queens Family, Bronx/Riverdale Family

When my high schooler started coming home without social studies homework, my first thoughts were, “Why would a teacher not assign homework on a regular basis?” and “Is the teacher really teaching anything in class if there is no homework?”…