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And, You Thought College Tuition Was Expensive…

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows that in multiple states, childcare expenses are greater than college tuition… Related PostsParents and Academic Success College in the Twenty-First Century Decoding College Admissions Decisions Are Families “Shopping Around” For the Best College Deal? More About: To Seek Early Admissions or Not, That is the Question

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For All The Parents Out There

  Related PostsLosing Sleep Over College Affordability Concerns? You’re Not Alone. MAAAAIL CALL: ‘Tis the Season for College Brochures Student Debt = Future Income Spent Today Congrats, Class of 2015? 812% = Rise of College Text Book Prices Since 1980

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Guest Post: How often should you talk to your college student?

A timely post from a mom who knows.  Louise’s two daughters are attending Cornell University and University of California, Berkeley, while she lives in Sacramento, California.  Since her oldest daughter moved to New York, Louise has learned a few lessons about keeping in touch with her kids, while giving them space to grow. Her thoughts …

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Parenting Is Neither Simple Nor Straightforward

As if there needs to be more evidence of the complicated relationship between parent and child, the October 2013 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll results stated that 55% of those surveyed would die for their children; yet of those same folks, only 10% would die for their parents. So, while parents may willingly sacrifice themselves, their …

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Youthful Lessons

Teenage hubris born of naïve invincibility is often mistaken for insolence – punishable by grounding, cell phone revoking, internet banning, and parental embargoes on any activities outside of school.  Yet, teenagers may be mere reflections of humankind’s inherent pride – our belief that we as a species and we alone are masters of the universe. The …

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“The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same”

One hundred and sixty years ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “You may say the wisest thing you can, old man – you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind – I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that. One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded …

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Parents Mean Well

There may be a point of “too involved”… Photo credit: New Yorker Magazine Related PostsConsidering Universities as Idea Makers to Select Colleges The Climb to the Summit is Always the Most Beautiful, Yet Dangerous Denied and Qualified “ARRRRGH! Why is High School So Stressful?!?” CMC’s Top Ten

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Ahead of the Curve: October 23, 2013

From the news: Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem, New York Times October 11, 2013 #PSAT — Students Tweet Amusing Reactions to Standardized Test, Washington Post October 16, 2013 Higher Price Pays Way Into Some College Classes, San Francisco Chronicle October 16, 2013 Army Realigns Reserve Officer Training Program, U.S. Army October 2, 2013 From …

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Paying for Childhood: Average Cost of Raising Children

Wondering how your parents were able to raise multiple kids (and none of you felt deprived) on a single income back in the day?  A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates families with children born in 2012 will spend an average of $241,080 in the next 18 years to raise their offspring–NOT …