The Answer Sheet: college freshman

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/20/2010

A how-to-get-through-college book for parents

The author of "The Naked Roommate" has written a book about college life but not for kids. Rather it is for the parents, who are now more involved than ever in their child's college.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life | Tags:  college and homesickness, college freshman, college life, harlan cohen, parents and college, the happiest kid on campus, the naked roommate

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/24/2009

Planning to spend loads of time with your college freshman home for Thanksgiving? Well, don’t.

So your college freshman is coming home for Thanksgiving, the first trip back since they packed their bags and moved away--and you have cleared your schedule to spend every waking minute with him/her. You probably shouldn’t have bothered. Most of you should be prepared to see very little of your son or daughter, who is returning to test their new selves in their old haunts.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  Thanksgiving, college freshman