Category: Parent Focus

These blog posts are focused on parent coaching.

Turning Challenges into Growth Opportunities

The end of the first semester is a challenging time for first-year students and their families. As students face finals, they may also question their performance and even their future in college. Calls home can be fraught with unanswered questions. (Am I good enough? Am I in the right place?) Silence can be even worse. 

Seeing your student struggle is difficult for parents, too. This is where Focus Collegiate comes in. 

We work with students to help them come to terms with the difference between their ideal and their reality.

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Adjusting to College Life: Empty-Nesters’ Guide to Reliving the Glory Days

A smooth transition to college is not just about the college student.

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Where Are They Now? Part One.
Lynne Mooney Teta, Parent

Lynne Mooney Teta 

Lynne Mooney Teta is an Ed. D and an adjunct faculty at Boston College where she works in school leadership. She is also the proud mom of Amelia, a Focus Collegiate graduate.
 
Why did you decide to enroll Amelia in Focus Collegiate? 
She transitioned from a very rigorous high school to a residential treatment program. When she transitioned back, she wanted to finish high school requirements online.

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Lynne Mooney Teta, Parent
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What Now?

Colleges in Boston and around the United States suddenly shuttered, leaving every student in our community and everywhere else asking, ‘What Now?’  
 
Student Needs
Such a disruptive and radical routine change has left many students grappling with uncertainty and feeling ungrounded. In addition, almost every university is requiring students to complete the balance of their semester on a remote platform. Focus Collegiate is in a unique position to help ease this transition.

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Thanksgiving Reflection and Renewal

Thanksgiving is an excellent time for reflection and renewal.

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How to Make Difficult Conversations more productive during the Holidays

The holidays are notoriously fraught with difficult conversations.

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The Crisis on Campus

Do a Google search of the word “crisis”

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Minding the Gap: 20th Century Parents; 21st Century Kids

My best friend was “born in the first half of the last century.” He introduces himself this way as he proffers his hand to my son,

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Self-Regulation in College: Redefining the Freshman Five

Remember the Freshman Five?

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Let’s Look at LD College Success Rates

It’s college landing season.

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