News Archive — March 2012

Surviving College Rejection Letters: It Can Be Done

Following up on my recent blog post on handling college admission stress, in this post, I get right down to the tough, but necessary business of handling rejection. No one likes it, but given the sharp increase in the number of college applications, and the fact that most, especially the elite, highly competitive schools, have not increased their class size, it's a statistical fact of life: rejection letters will happen. But it's what happens after the rejection that matters most. Here are tips for parents and students to stay on track and not get derailed by misinterpreting the meaning when a college says no.

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Overcoming Vacation Anxiety: How to Get Your Inner Workaholic to Take a Break

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Vacations are great in theory, I just don't have time to take one! We all want to get away, but it's a challenge to get away from our work when our work is holding on tight (and maybe we just need to see this one project through, but we'll take a break when it's done, promise!). Here are the do's and don'ts of making vacations work so you don't have to.

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How to Survive College Admission Stress

It's that time of year, the daffodils are blooming, the lilacs and cherry trees are preparing to bud, and families with high school seniors are trying hard to not lose their minds. Does the college admission process have to be like this? Here are some ideas for keeping your cool (and helping your child do the same) until all decisions are in.

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