Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Dr. Dissinger: At 8 years old, I brought Peter to the bank to open a savings account, just like my father had done for me as a little girl.Dr. Dissinger: With regards to cleaning, my message has always been clear with Peter; there is no choice about taking care of your things.

How to prevent suicide: Brother's death sends woman on mental health mission

How to prevent suicide: Brother's death sends woman on mental health mission

Alison Malmon's 22-year-old brother Brian ended his life after a hidden struggle with mental illness.My brother, Brian Malmon, died by suicide 18 years ago today.

Prosecutors call for Felicity Huffman to spend 1 month in jail

Prosecutors call for Felicity Huffman to spend 1 month in jail

In May, the "Desperate Housewives" star pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after admitting in a statement that she paid at least $15,000 to arrange for someone to alter answers on her daughter's SAT.Prosecutors argued to the judge that probation wouldn't suffice as punishment.

The Scandal of College Admissions

The Scandal of College Admissions

The U.S. News ranking is worse than useless, but fortunately, there’s an excellent source of information about where students have the best learning experiences: The Princeton Review’s annual report on the best 385 colleges.

2020 best US colleges in U.S. News and World Report rankings

2020 best US colleges in U.S. News and World Report rankings

Overall, public schools in California, Florida and New York topped the list in terms of enrolling and graduating large proportions of low-income students.

Boy's homemade UT Vols shirt for sale on school's site

Boy's homemade UT Vols shirt for sale on school's site

Earlier this week, Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida, wrote about a fourth grader who crafted his own UT shirt on College Colors Day.“He was SO EXCITED,” Snyder shared on Facebook.

The College Transition: 10 Ways to Be Present for Your Child

The College Transition: 10 Ways to Be Present for Your Child

Parents send their kids off to college with high hopes, wonderful intentions, and lots of new bedding, towels, and toiletries.When your college kids reach out to you, do a lot of listening.Your children will know that you have been listening if you remember details.

Why People Get Tattoos

Why People Get Tattoos

Other reasons for forgoing a tattoo included disapproval from family and friends and incurring negative views at work.Some participants (10%) shared concerns about the permanency of tattoos and their sense that it looks unattractive on older people.

Angelina Jolie had an 'ugly cry' when she dropped son Maddox off at college

Angelina Jolie had an 'ugly cry' when she dropped son Maddox off at college

Like many parents this time of year, Jolie, 44, couldn't hold back the tears when she said goodbye to her son Maddox, 18, as he headed off to Yonsei University in South Korea.

John Stamos on Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal: 'It doesn't make sense'

John Stamos on Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal: 'It doesn't make sense'

In a profile published in the September 2019 issue of GQ, the actor opened up about the charges brought against his "Fuller House" co-star, who he says he's still close with.Lori Loughlin appears at hearing in college admissions cheating scandal.

Managing College Transitions: A Guide For Parents

Managing College Transitions: A Guide For Parents

It’s one of the most exciting, and scary, times in your parenting journey: sending your teenager off to college.Learn to expect and accept that this is a difficult time, as your teen becomes a self-sufficient young adult.

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

I wrote this article two weeks after I dropped my oldest child at a huge university thousands of miles away from home.I went to the grocery store later that day and saw a friend who asked how my daughter was doing at college.

Things we wish we'd known about being a mom of two boys

Things we wish we'd known about being a mom of two boys

I wrote this with the help of TODAY Parents editor Rebecca Dube, who also has two boys, because, as you’re about to find out, it’s hard to complete a thought when foam pellets are being launched at your face.

Hold on Loosely

Hold on Loosely

On the other hand, parents, maybe especially those not yet familiar with onboarding children at college or those with first-generation students, can experience anxiety of their own, spawning a plethora of questions about how to best support their child (Wallace, 2018).

The Better-Than-Average Effect from 1985 to Today

The Better-Than-Average Effect from 1985 to Today

Now considered a classic, this study revealed not only the immense variability in the perceived social desirability of common traits but also laid the groundwork for the popular egoistic result that most people tend to think of themselves as having more “good” (and fewer “bad”) traits than the average person.

Reese Witherspoon's daughter shares pic of boyfriend — does he look like her dad?

Reese Witherspoon's daughter shares pic of boyfriend — does he look like her dad?

Reese Witherspoon 's 19-year-old daughter, Ava Phillippe , introduced the world to her new boyfriend on Instagram over the weekend — and some fans think he looks a lot like her dad, Ryan Phillippe.

Reese Witherspoon 'laid on her bed and cried' when daughter Ava left for college

Reese Witherspoon 'laid on her bed and cried' when daughter Ava left for college

Reese Witherspoon 'laid on her bed and cried' when daughter Ava left for college. Reese Witherspoon 'laid on her bed and cried' when daughter Ava left for college. "Big Little Lies" actress Reese Witherspoon said it hurt her heart when daughter Ava left home for college.

Antidepressant Guidelines to Tighten in the UK

Antidepressant Guidelines to Tighten in the UK

In a March 2019 article on antidepressant withdrawal for the New York Times, Benedict Carey added, “Dutch researchers in 2018 found that 70 percent of people who’d had trouble giving up Paxil or Effexor quit their prescriptions safely by following an extended tapering regimen, reducing their dosage by smaller and smaller increments.”.

Reese Witherspoon cried in daughter Ava's room when Ava left for college

Reese Witherspoon cried in daughter Ava's room when Ava left for college

"Apparently, the moms here who’ve had kids who’ve gone to college, they come back, right? “My mom was so mad at me that I dropped out of college because she wanted me to be a doctor, specifically a plastic surgeon,” she told DeGeneres.

Finsta, fake Instagram, where kids hide posts from parents

Finsta, fake Instagram, where kids hide posts from parents

As more parents follow their kids to the mall of Instagram, it seems likely it’s the next social media app teens will dump. Her mom, Melissa Walker, originally thought Finsta meant “fun Instagram.” Walker says her daughter, an aspiring college athlete, is already very aware that college coaches will look at her social media.

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood. Take a moment to run down this checklist of essential life skills your teen will need to learn before living on their own.

College is not the only option for high school seniors

College is not the only option for high school seniors

"I worry about his safety, obviously, but I’m so proud of him for following through and finally making some goals and trying to better himself," she told TODAY Parents .Katie Meek herself suggested the U.S. Army as an option to her oldest child, Brendan Adair, 18, when he struggled to find direction after high school.

Blake Lively Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 3 With Husband Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 3 With Husband Ryan Reynolds

The Gossip Girl alum, 31, debuted her baby bump in a bright yellow dress at the premiere for her husband’s new film Pokémon Pikachu Detective in New York City on Thursday, May 2. “She’s like, ‘What is it, does it mean you’re having another baby today?’” Lively said on Good Morning America at the time.

'Tell Me More' author Kelly Corrigan on parenting teens

'Tell Me More' author Kelly Corrigan on parenting teens

Telling our children we don't know and that we want time to think about a problem they are having also conveys to them that we are committing to spending time thinking about the issue, said Corrigan.

Will Critical Thinking Save Us from Misinformation?

Will Critical Thinking Save Us from Misinformation?

I’m optimistic because people in various disciplines see and understand the problems of misinformation in social media and the news. The assumption is that if people are critical consumers of news and social media, then they will be able to reject misinformation.

Ryan Reynolds Is Going to Be 'Needy’ When Daughters Go to College

Ryan Reynolds Is Going to Be 'Needy’ When Daughters Go to College

As for Reynolds’ roles as the voice of Detective Pikachu and Deadpool, he explained that his daughters “know Deadpool is their dad, but “they haven’t seen it so they’re not fully invested in it” and that “for some reason, Pokémon is like catnip to children.”.

What's the Point of Standardized Testing?

What's the Point of Standardized Testing?

The only thing that standardized tests can measure is whether or not a student falls short. There is one kind of strength they can measure: how well a student takes standardized tests.

Lessons in Love From the College Admissions Scandal:

Lessons in Love From the College Admissions Scandal:

These are skills and traits that a young person may never develop if parents keep coming to the rescue and taking over, perpetually smoothing the way for them through any means possible.

Kim Kardashian says she's no college-scandal mom: 'I would never want to use privilege'

Kim Kardashian says she's no college-scandal mom: 'I would never want to use privilege'

Kim Kardashian West speaks out on the college admissions scandal, says she wouldn't buy her children's way into their preferred school. Kim Kardashian says she's no college-scandal mom: 'I would never want to use privilege'.

...Late Bloomers

...Late Bloomers

A high perch in Silicon Valley enables a keen observer to survey the damage being done to young people by pushing them to “achieve” early on only one very narrow metric of success. What kinds of things do they do to push for early achievement/success?