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It's TWIN XL: The Podcast! Experts Laura De Veau and Beth Grampetro provide an insightful, revealing and sometimes hilarious show for the parents of college students - and those looking ahead to making the leap. Visit www.pod617.com/twinxl for all past episodes and more.

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It's TWIN XL: The Podcast! Experts Laura De Veau and Beth Grampetro provide an insightful, revealing and sometimes hilarious show for the parents of college students - and those looking ahead to making the leap. Visit www.pod617.com/twinxl for all past episodes and more.

    The Kid is Home for Break! Don't Panic!

    The Kid is Home for Break! Don't Panic!

    It’s time for a break! In the U.S. this week, college students are on break for Thanksgiving, and in mid-to-late December the Winter Break begins. What can you expect when you welcome your student home from school? How can you and your student make the break fun and relaxing and keep the stress to a minimum? What do you do if your student comes home and says, “I don’t want to go back?”
    Join us for a conversation about making the most of break, WKRP, breakups, parties, and much more. Don’t miss our last episode of 2019!
    Three Ways to Make Your College Freshman’s Thanksgiving Break a Success: https://grownandflown.com/college-student-thanksgiving-break/ How To Better Conquer the Long Winter Break: https://grownandflown.com/better-conquer-long-winter-break/
    A Time of Thanksgiving: https://www.washcoll.edu/families/a-time-of-thanksgiving.php
    
If you’d like us to answer your college parenting question on a future episode, please contact us!
E-mail Laura and Beth at twinxlpod@gmail.comFollow TwinXL on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwinXLPod/Follow TwinXL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TwinXLPodSupport TwinXL on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TwinXLPodcast


    • 49 min
    The Juggling Act of Finding the Right Major

    The Juggling Act of Finding the Right Major

    Your student has been on campus for a couple of months now. They’ve made friends, settled in, maybe joined a club or activity...you can relax! Until they call you and say, “I didn’t do so well on my midterms and I don’t think this major is for me.” How can you support and coach your student through changing their major? How can you help them figure out if a change is a good idea? What if they haven’t chosen a major yet? Laura and Beth chat with Lynn Zlotkowski, Director of the Wolak Learning Center at Southern New Hampshire University, about helping your student navigate their academic plans.
    Data Point: Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment
    When Your College Student Changes Majors
    5 Considerations When Telling Parents About Changing Your Major
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    • 36 min
    Parenting over the Rainbow

    Parenting over the Rainbow

    Laura and Beth talk about the LBGT student in college, joined by guest Eric Crumrine from Berklee College of Music in Boston. If you want to connect with Eric, feel free to email him: ecrumrine@gmail.com
    Resources related to this episode:
    PFLAG: “PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community. We're made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies. Because together, we're stronger.”
    Trevor Project: “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. “
    The Campus Pride Index: “The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and Ally people.”
    Articles from Association of American Colleges & Universities:
    Making Excellence Inclusive: Higher Education’s LGBTW Contexts
    Queer Theory’s Relevance to Student Learning
    Campus Climate: The Good and the Still Very Bad

    • 36 min
    Family Weekend!

    Family Weekend!

    Family Weekend is happening on many campuses during October. Should you go to your student’s campus for this event? What makes Family Weekend fun- and why might you decide to skip it and go another time? Laura and Beth talk about ways to plan for a great campus visit, and how to let your student show off their campus and include you in their experience.
    Family Weekend- What to Expect
    Why You Should Go to College Family Weekend...After it’s Over
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    • 31 min
    From the Mouth of a Mom

    From the Mouth of a Mom

    Episode 9 - Parenting a student through their first year of college can be an emotional roller coaster from the parent and for the student. Parents may not be equipped to consider the impact of the change in their home life will look like. Parenting through “facetime” is different from having your child under the same roof. It can also be a time of rejuvenation for the parent who is seeking to find their own – new – life. Laura and Beth are joined by Beth Niernberg, who is entering her “sophomore year” of parenting her oldest child through their college experience – and she has opinions about how things went during the first year.
    When the Kids Leave Home, What’s Next?
    How to Thrive in an Empty Nest
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    • 38 min
    Accessibility Advocacy

    Accessibility Advocacy

    Episode 8:  In recent years, close to 20% of college students reported a disability. How do students with disabilities get access to the accommodations and services they need on campus? As the parent of a student with a disability, how can you support them while also helping them learn to advocate for themselves? Laura and Beth are joined by Chip Kennedy of Harvard University Disability Services for a conversation about the transition from K-12 to higher education for students with disabilities.
    Differences Between K-12 and Postsecondary Education
    How Students with Disabilities, and Their Parents, Need to Prepare for College
    For Parents: Adjusting to College
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

steve abreu (on tour) ,

Very informative

Enjoyable discussion about what to expect when you’re about to send a kid off to college. I particularly appreciate Beth’s point of view as a college health professional.

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