Parents Articles

How to Survive Living at Home for the Summer

  You did it – you made it through the year, and the final push is always the hardest, isn’t it? Cramming for finals, cramming in one last all-nighter with friends, trying to squeeze out every last ounce of this experience before the inevitable: moving back home for the summer. Just when you were getting used to […]

How a MOOC Can Make a Difference for a Stay-at-Home Mom

How a MOOC Can Make a Difference for a Stay at Home Mom

Rikka Walters is a stay-at-home mom who has found that online learning can be a rewarding opportunity that doesn’t put unneeded stress on her family. Rikka shares her tips for organizing your time and minimizing distractions to get the most out of MOOCs while keeping everyone happy at home.

College Visits and Travel Reimbursement

I do not have a large budget for far-away college visits, which is a good excuse for keeping my children close to home. I was recently researching Drexel University in Pennslvania for my daughter to see if it was worth a trip  (it would require an overnight stay) and I was surprised to discover that […]

Student Loans: 6 Tips to Smart Borrowing

Student loans has become an almost-inevitable part of the college process. However, shopping for student loans is much different than shopping for extra-long bedsheets or mini-fridges. Kevin Walker of SimpleTuition.com offers six smart tips for taking out student loans. Read more…

College Tour Tuesday: Boston College

Want a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour. This week, we highlight their tour of Boston College.  […]

Cutting College Costs: One Dollar at a Time

Breaking news! College is expensive. Even with student loans and scholarships, you’ll certainly be spending more than you expected on textbooks, food, and dorm items. StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief, Dean Tsouvalas, spoke with New England Cable News about ways to cut college costs over your four years of school. Read more…

College Tour Tuesday: Boston University

Want a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour. This week, we highlight their tour of Boston University.  […]

All-American Colleges: Fourth of July College Compare

Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate the the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and declaring United States independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, StudentAdvisor wanted to honor our founding fathers – many of whom were also founding fathers of higher education! On this patriotic holiday, we wanted to compare […]

Surviving Changing High Schools

Is your family moving this summer? Starting a new high school can be tough, especially when you’re planning for college. Purvi S. Mody of Insight Education gives some advice for students who need to start over socially and academically at a new high school. Read more…

Dorm Essentials: Top 15 Dorm Items from Pinterest

Finding dorm essentials isn’t as easy as they make it seem. Sure, there are plenty of magazines, movies and TV series that can show you exactly what the dream dorm room looks like, but what dorm room really has a full-sized kitchen and allows cool lamps and couches? Not many! Pinterest is a great tool […]

Summer Plans for High School Grads

High school grads: are you spending your summer before college working? Interning? Taking a class? Or, are you preferring to spend your last summer home lounging by the pool and going out with friends? Purvi S. Mody of Insight Education gives high school graduates some tips and tricks for making the most out of their […]

8 Tips to Protect Your Kids on Facebook

On Monday, Facebook announced plans to explore opening its services to children under 13 years old. This announcement raised many questions about the safety, privacy, harassment policies, and educational value of Facebook for kids. With 78 percent of parents helping to create their child’s Facebook account, it is crucial for families to h ave all the answers. […]