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Updated Articles and Resources

By Jackie Burrell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • College and Teen Suicide Statistics Created: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      College Suicide: Statistics on college and teen suicides.
    • Planning an Eagle Court Ceremony Created: Sunday, February 14, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Got a Boy Scout working on his Eagle award? Here's how to plan an Eagle court ceremony, complete with sample Eagle court script.
    • 15 Jobs for Dance Majors Created: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If your favorite college kid is a dance major, don't despair. She (or he) is following her heart and whether she's into ballet, jazz or Tommy Tune, there are plenty of career options out there. Her...
    • What to Wear for a College Interview Created: Saturday, March 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Does your child have a college interview in his future? Tips on what to wear for a college interview.
    • Colleges vs. Conservatories Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If your child is apply to college as a theater or music major, these tips will help him choose between conservatories and classic college." itemprop="description" Saturday, February 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In college admissions, early decision is a binding agreement. Is it breakable?
    • First Apartment Expenses Created: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Those first apartment expenses pack a financial wallop. Here's what to expect when you spread your wings and head out on your own for the first time.
    • Dorm Crafts: Easy No-Sew Fleece Pillows Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Cozy bedding? Check. Dorm gear? Check. Soft, fleece pillows? This easy no-sew dorm craft project adds a perfect touch to any bedroom or couch.
    • Graduation Survival Tips Created: Friday, April 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Whether it's a high school or college graduation, all those hours of pomp and circumstance can be not just uncomfortable, but potentially dangerous when the temperature soars and frail grandparents...
    • The Top 10 Music Conservatories in the U.S. Created: Sunday, May 06, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If your soon-to-be college freshman or would-be grad student is a serious musician, you're not looking for a college with a marching band. Your family is seeking a conservatory or top-notch music s...
    • Everything You Need to Know When Your Child Turns 18 Created: Sunday, March 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Turning 18 is a big deal, not just emotionally but legally. Here's everything parents need to know, from celebrations to legal implications.
    • Happy 18th Birthday, New Adult Created: Saturday, July 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Taxes, felonies and the selective service: 10 ways the law affects new 18-year-olds and their parents." itemprop="description"> Monday, February 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Everyone uses clipboards, pencils and all those other desk bits and bobs. So why not add a little magic to those study supplies, Hogwarts-style?
    • College Students & Headache Prevention Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      College students and headaches go together, unfortunately, like peanut butter and jelly, because the pressures of college bring on stress and tension.
    • 2014 April Fool's Day College Pranks Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      From NYU's new financial aid system (hint: It uses Tinder, the dating app) to the beer pong coaches at George Washington U, 2014 was a banner year for April Fool's pranks at colleges.
    • College Christmas Stockings Created: Sunday, October 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Make a college Christmas stocking for the dorm using felt and collegiate-print fabric.
    • Dog Pillows for the Dorm Created: Sunday, October 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Here's how to bring that beloved pet into the dorms, in photographic pillow form.
    • DIY Silkscreen Laundry Bag for the Dorms Created: Sunday, September 15, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Laundry bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this easy DIY project lets you turn a plain pillow case into a colorful wash bag for the dorms.
    • Nursing School Graduation Party Created: Saturday, April 27, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Ready to celebrate? Here's how to throw the ultimate graduation party for your new med school or nursing school grad, complete with scrubs-like cookies and Corpse Reviver cocktails.
    • Graduation Thank You Notes Created: Sunday, January 27, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Graduation has come and gone, dorm shopping is well underway - and those thank yous still haven't been written? These thank you notes are just the ticket.
    • Valentine Pencil Cup Created: Sunday, February 03, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Dorm Crafts: Heart motifs and photos make this pencil cup a perfect little Valentine gift.
    • Calendar for the Dorm Created: Monday, January 14, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Dorm Crafts: Everyone needs a calendar for the dorm. Why not make one that brings the faces of friends and family into the dorm?
    • Make a DIY Fleece Rug Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Need something cozy underfoot for that dorm room or first apartment? A DIY fleece rug is just the ticket.
    • Dorm Crafts: A College Snow Globe Created: Saturday, November 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Snow globes are such an iconic part of holiday decorations, so why not give the concept a collegiate twist by making your own college snow globe.
    • Dorm Crafts: Glossy College Christmas Ornaments Created: Friday, November 11, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Decking the tree? These easy, handmade ornaments can reflect any college theme you favor, from the University of Georgia football team to Cal's Oski fever or even Juilliard musicians. Here's how to...
    • A Twilight Party for Teens Created: Saturday, November 05, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Planning an 18th birthday party? Movie marathon? Or winter break festivities for your college kid? Today's teens and 20-somethings grew up on the romantic Twilight Saga, both the books and the movi...
    • Senior Recital Reception Created: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Your music major's recital performance is up to him, but the senior recital reception? The invitations? The accompanist's payment and the gifts? Those are areas where parents can help.
    • College Tailgate Party Ideas Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Between homecoming, parent weekend and all those college football games, you could tailgate every weekend. So here's a slew of party ideas to add pizazz to that college tailgate party.
    • Dorm Crafts: DIY Fleece Scarf and Hat Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Heading to a tailgate? Or just crossing campus on a chilly day? These cozy fleece warmers - a DIY fleece scarf and matching hat - are just the ticket.
    • Creative Ways to Give Cash: A Painted Piggy Bank Created: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Cash gifts are certainly popular. But handing over a stack of $20s can feel a tad tacky, even when it's as well-received as it doubtless will be by your favorite med student or nursing major. But w...
    • Dorm Crafts: A First Aid Kit Created: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Every dorm room needs a first aid kit. Here's how to make one that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages - it sports first aid tips too.
    • Make a Dorm Sewing Kit Created: Monday, July 04, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Every dorm room needs a ... dorm sewing kit for reattaching buttons, fixing hems and other quick repairs. Here's how to make a cute, compact version that looks good on a shelf and contains everythi...

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