Guide to Parent Blogs

Grown and Flown: Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan, co-founders of Grown and Flown, are writers (NY Times bestseller), moms, wives and friends. They try to cover the range of issue relating to raising kids ages 15-25.  They write about High School, Social Media, Midlife,  College,  Coming Home,  Good Parenting,  Bad Parenting,  Cooking for Two, and Lessons Learned from Other Parents and Grandparents.

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College Parents: College Parents of America is the nation’s only membership organization for current and future college parents. They promote student success, and you can read their blog without becoming a member. Their posts range from admissions and paying to college, to the first weeks away and holidays back at home.

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Parent Toolkit: This toolkit helps you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage, but is especially beneficial as you try to decide what life skills you need to hone in on during the latter years of high school.

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Parents Countdown to College Coach: Suzanne Shaffer shares about her experiences navigating college as the parent of two grown children. She helpful tips and advice on her blog.

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College Essay Guy: Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students. Be sure to check out his resources from around the web.

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Additional Blogs to Check Out:

JLV College Counseling

Perfect Score Project

Circle of Moms

Campus Explorer

Christian College Guide

College Parent Central

College Confidential

Community College Review

Hack College

Road 2 College

Smart College Visit

Transition Year