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How to assuage parental fears

How to assuage parental fears

Sending children off to university is a big deal for any parent. As soon as the ‘Thank God I have the house/car/fridge to myself’ mentality has worn off, the ‘Why is my little darling so far away?’ line of thought steps in. If the little darling in question has decided that the best place to fly from the parental nest is Europe, America, Asia or even Australasia more...

Letter to parents: How they can help

Letter to parents: how they can help

It’s now time to give your parents something to think about. Show them this more..

 

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