Lisa Endlich Heffernan

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10 things not enough kids know before going to college - Vox

I'm a university professor, with teaching experience at University of Chicago, Columbia, and Yale. These are the 10 things I've suggested to pretty much all the students who've ever walked through my door for office hours. I don't think the advice applies just to the elite colleges. I went to a …

Dear Mom of High School Junior

Dear Mom of High School Junior,<p>Okay, no more putting it off, it is time to talk about college. If you have kept the subject under wraps until now …

Parenting Teens

College Admissions: Don't Go It Alone

Dear Moms, We feel for you, we really do. Since your eldest child entered kindergarten, you have probably heard that <i>nothing</i> in parenting compares to …

College & University

Last Call List for High School Senior Year

Here I am, 365 days out from the empty nest. The temptation is to spend a year boring you with lasts. The last first day of high school, the last …

That Perfect Letter to My College Kid

You know those wonderful, heartfelt letters that moms slip into their kid’s camp bags or leave in college dorm rooms, the ones with wisdom and love …

Daughter at College: What Keeps Me Up at Night

We received the call on a Monday night from our daughter, a freshman at college, who began by saying “Mom, I’m ok but…” At that point, my stomach …

How to Have the Best Parents Weekend

September’s turmoil is almost over. Bed Bath and Beyond has been depleted, dorm move-in has been successfully accomplished, and classes are in full …

Parenting Teens

Home (Bitter) Sweet Home: A College Student Perspective

<b>Dear Parents</b>,<br>A little intro from a senior in college* and three-time champion of the smooth transition home for the summer. As the third child among …

Parenting

Top 12 Dorm Shopping Mistakes

With high school graduation behind us, <i>Grown and Flown</i> is focused in the day we will drop off our youngest kids at their freshmen dorms. Though we …

Parenting Teens

Kids Going to College: A Survival Guide for Parents

Parenthood has two big transitions, when our children arrive and when they leave. Mary Dell and I managed the first and, with our older sons, we have …

Parenting

Professor Offers Best Advice for College Freshmen

A year ago, when my nephew was beginning his first year of college, I put together a top-ten list of advice for college freshmen based on my years as …

Going to College

Going to college is one of the biggest steps in our kid’s lives. At each point along the way, from taking the SATs to filling out the Common App, …

College & University

Nine Reasons I Regret Being a Stay at Home Mom

The most expensive decision of my life I made alone. There was no realtor, no car dealer and no travel agent when I chose to leave the paid workforce …

Parenting

7 Parenting Lessons You Learn Once Your Kids Leave Home

Along with the quiet and a little heartbreak, having kids leave home is a time for reflection. As parents, we have all had a front row seat to watch …

Parenting

10 Reasons Millennials Need Good Manners

I have been on the receiving end of a serious amount of eye rolling when reminding my sons about good manners, thank you notes and proper …