It is hard on both Mom and the young students who are away at college during the Easter holidays. But you as a Mom can make your students Easter enjoyable with just these little things. The best way to start out with an Easter package for a college student is the traditional Easter basket. This will be a delight to remind your son/daughter of the Easter’s of the past. Of course, this basket has to be filled with some candy of their liking. A chocolate Easter Bunny, maybe even some hard boiled colored eggs, homemade cookies, or any other candy that they like will bring a big smile to your student’s face. Can you picture them now, sitting there munching on their favorite candy?
The SATs are coming up; is your child ready? As groups of students trudge towards empty classrooms to take what may be the most nerve-wracking exam of their lives, only the best prepared can hope to do well. Grueling questions covering math, reading and writing await your anxious child who will have just under four hours to show what they know.
by Adria Saracino
“The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To kon wwisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth – Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction”. (Proverbs 1:1-7)
by Lara Nelson
As your child transitions from high school to college, your instinct may be to help them as much as possible, even if it means taking out a loan or remortgaging your house. However, your future financial security should not be compromised to help your child with their college career. While there are many ways to help him or her pay for the new and rather expensive experience of college, it’s important not to lose sight of your personal goals.
by Katie Andersen
Choosing where to go to college is, for many adults, the most important decision he or she will need to make so far in life. It can be difficult to explain the magnitude of college decisions to a teenager, who is likely more concerned about the now, than a future that seems very distant to him or her. You can help by making sure to start talking to your teen early and doing your best to educate and prepare them for this important step in life.