Category Archives: College Dorm Room

Move-in Day Etiquette and Tips

Politeness + planning = a positive experience for all. By Anne Vaccaro Brady The day you bring your freshman to college is an emotional one. There’s no hiding from that fact. Some parents will say it’s tumultuous and stressful, too. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts as My Life as a College Parent Winds Down

I only have a year left to refer to myself as the mom of a college student.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The youngest of my two kids is entering his senior year of college. Come next August, I won’t be … Continue reading

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Another Look at Packing for Freshman Year

All the items you’ll need to help your freshman get started on a successful first year. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Last summer I wrote about how to help your new college student pack for her first year on campus. Because of … Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts for the Summer Before Freshman Year

Some advice for parents on how to survive these anxiety-ridden months. by Anne Vaccaro Brady No matter how excited or laid back your teenager seems about heading to college in the fall, a level of anxiety is sitting below the surface. You’re probably … Continue reading

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Packing for Freshman Year, Part 3

Current college students and recent grads weigh in. by Anne Vaccaro Brady My daughter’s heading into her junior year of college, so I asked her and her friends, plus other college students and some recent grads, what advice they’d give … Continue reading

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Packing for Freshman Year, Part 2

Experienced parents share their best suggestions. by Anne Vaccaro Brady I conducted an unscientific survey of a bunch of friends, basically whoever is in my email address book and had sent a kid to college. I asked their thoughts on … Continue reading

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Time to Start Packing for Freshman Year

Here are a few items not often at the top of the list. by Anne Vaccaro Brady For some of you, your freshman may be leaving for college in less than a month. I’m not trying to freak you out, just letting … Continue reading

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