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7 Traits & Attributes Every Great Student Should Have

Whether you’re a student trying to improve your grades, or a parent who just wants their child to do better in school, facilitating self-improvement should be a top priority. After all, the ability to improve at anything is already lying dormant in every person who is willing to apply themselves and put forth a consistent […]

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Making Friends at Your New Home Away From Home

Going away for college takes a lot of guts. You are leaving behind everything you know, and going to an unfamiliar place where you probably don’t know a single person!   It’s not an easy thing to do; at first, you are going to miss your friends and family. But with the right attitude, you […]

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How to Successfully Manage Working & Studying

Learning how to manage work and study at the same time requires you to be self-disciplined, and it will take some practice. It isn’t always easy to find a balance between the two, but if anything, you are never alone in doing it. Plus, it will prepare you for when you graduate, and you will […]

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Why Planning For The Future Is Important

The future isn’t something we all want to think about too much. It can feel frightening and even overwhelming to wonder what might or might not be going to happen to us. But planning for the future as a parent is vital; if we don’t, it will be difficult to help our children grow into […]

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Care Package Ideas and Printables for College Students

Midterms and finals can cause a lot of stress for college students. Between attending office hours and spending late nights studying at the library, it’s easy for students to feel overwhelmed. Being away from home seems daunting and nothing makes you wish you were home more than feeling under the weather. Parents away from their […]

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Nipping Homesickness In The Bud When Starting College

Most high schoolers can’t wait to graduate and enjoy the independence that comes with going off to college, but don’t be surprised if you find that a few weeks into your course, you start to miss home! A study by the UCLA Higher Education Institute found that 49% of first years feel lonely, isolated, and […]

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How To Handle a Breakup in College

There’s never a good time to break up with your significant other, especially if it’s in the middle of finals or at the start of the semester. If you find yourself in the middle of the worst breakup in your college life – know that you are not alone. Let’s get real – no breakup […]