Off to College

Sure, it can be the time of your life. But heading off to university can also be rife with challenges, questions, choices, new experiences, with a heavy impact on child and parent alike.

Adolescence and Readiness for College

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Lack of academic preparation causes flunking out, but also psychological factors

4 Principles of Success for New College Students

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Use these 4 principles in college and you’ll likely avoid a lot of problems

Five Unexpected Legal Rights That Overwhelm College Students

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D.
Are teenagers really ready for this?

Off to School and Off Balance? The Importance of Having a Safety Net In Place

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Pragmatic Advise for Bipolar Students Heading Off to College

12 Relationship Questions College Kids Want Answered

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Students want to learn about love as well as about academic subjects.

Parent Tips for Crisis in the College Years

By Melissa Deuter M.D.
Does your family have a crisis plan if things fall apart during college?

Going to College? A Short List of Things Students Have to Know

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
A practical checklist for students off to college.

Why Parents Shouldn't Force Their Kids to Take Their Calls

By Michael Ungar Ph.D.
New app that forces kids to pick up may be dangerous

Who Should Teach Your Kid to Drink?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
How will your child learn to drink at college?

Creating Advantage in College

By Steve Baskin
Summer camp gives children meaningful advantages in college.

I'm so homesick! Freshman Blues and Psychological Growth

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
How to help your college freshman cope with being homesick.

Smalls Schools, Diverse Friendships

By Carlin Flora
Students on small campuses are less likely to have friends just like them.

Millennial Meltdown: The Top Secrets of College Students

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
"Dear Mom: Sex is casual and I have a lot of it."

13 Rules Every College Student Needs to Know

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D.
Very smart advice from a self-described worst student in the world.

Memo to All Incoming College Students About Sex

By Marty Klein Ph.D.
What would you love to tell your college-bound son or daughter about sex?

Choosing a College When Mental Health Is an Issue

By Fletcher Wortmann
There are things I wish my college counselor had told me.

Ninety Ways to Thrive in College

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Follow these tips to get the most out of your college years.

Negativity on Campus

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Don't confuse anger with intelligence

Ten Ways to Support Your College Freshman

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Expect the unexpected when children go to college