The Succulent Wife's Blog Posts Tagged 'college' (7)

Back to School - It is All in the Lunch Bag

Last week we wrote about some very cool back to school bags for everyone from preschoolers to the college bound teenager. Now it is all about the lunches. It is important to get the right accessories to make lunchpail lunches something to really look forward to when the lunch bell strikes. A…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 24, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Back to School - It's All About the Bag

It is that time of year again when all activities focus on preparing the kids to head back to school. We have already covered a SpendSmart Debit Card for teens and Dorm Room Art that uses…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 17, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Understanding Changes

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Part of being a college consultant – and an aspect I love – is attending conferences and visiting universities. As I type from my 11th floor beautiful, ocean view dorm on the University of British Columbia campus, and reflect on the major changes young people are experiencing in this…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 12, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Graduation Gifts for the College Grad



By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Whether it is a close relative or a friend’s child you barely know, gifting the young college graduate with an appropriate, unique, practical, fun or thoughtful present doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are a few suggestions for a  gift that reflects your style … or that of your…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on May 19, 2011 at 5:09pm — No Comments

College 101 - Summer Activities for the High School Students

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Your teenager might still envision summer as the time completely disengage, but the reality is that more and more college bound students do actually plan ahead and think about what they do with their summers.  What would be the best use of their time? What activity meets their goals and would…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Your Teenager and Time Well Spent



By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

It is no surprise that colleges want to know what your student did with their time while in high school.  No, I won’t be discussing the pros & cons of the…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on February 19, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Your Parental Role

There is no doubt that the transition from high school to college is a journey for both you and your teen. The magnitude of the move from 24/7 parent to empty-nester is not to be taken lightly, but your focus must be on helping your child in their journey. For many parents this requires a step back to allow your teen to explore their own needs and desires and take ownership of the process. But being involved without controlling the process can be a challenge.

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Added by The Succulent Wife on January 27, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

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