18 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

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.

    Will the Fall Semester Happen? What Should Parents Do? Guest Michael Horn

    Will the Fall Semester Happen? What Should Parents Do? Guest Michael Horn

    Parents and students want to have assurances from campuses that the fall semester will happen … either in person, online or a combination. Ultimately, families are looking for a guarantee … but, there is no guarantee right now. With all the uncertainty Laura and Beth chat with Michael Horn, who speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the author of the book Choosing College, which "strips away the noise around college to help students and parents understand why they are going to school and how to make better choices, as well as aids schools in designing better experiences."
    More on Michael Horn: https://michaelbhorn.com/about/
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2020/04/26/for-this-years-graduates-a-year-of-purpose/#3bee87ee60ba
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2020/05/07/what-students-can-do-on-a-gap-year-during-the-pandemic/#26ae2b5f760b
    https://www.globalcitizenyear.org/
    https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/05/19/one-third-high-school-seniors-say-they-will-defer-or-cancel-rather
    https://slate.com/technology/2020/05/online-college-fall-2020.html

    • 48 min
    How Colleges Are Handling Annual Traditions

    How Colleges Are Handling Annual Traditions

    Laura and Beth examine how colleges and universities are addressing these annual traditions – both transactional (registration, housing, etc.) and celebratory in real time. These resources are a start, but we would recommend parents and families have conversations with their student about keeping communication lines open with one another on these issues, and when communicating with campuses, remember that while people are working remote, most institutions are maintaining standard operating hours, and be respectful of those hours.
    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/4/1/21197425/coronavirus-missed-graduation-milestones-students
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/Coronavirus-college-commencement-ceremonies.html
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/how-the-class-of-2020-became-the-class-of-covid-19.html
    https://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_130cc190-7451-11ea-88e8-aba53418dc50.html

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Colleges and Coronavirus

    Colleges and Coronavirus

    Laura and Beth are joined by Dr. Rich DeCapua of OneClass and Dr. Pat Whitely of the University of Miami to discuss higher education’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic and offer thoughts about how parents can manage the early and unexpected return of their students.
    CDC Coronavirus Page
    Inside Higher Ed Coronavirus Page
    Campuses Shutter for Coronavirus, Leaving Some LGBTQ Students with Nowhere to Go
    E-mail Laura and Beth
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    • 56 min
    Careers After College With Carolyn Tidwell

    Careers After College With Carolyn Tidwell

    Your student needs to make time to get to their campus career center. As our guest, Carolyn Tidwell says – Go Early, Go Often! Students seeking to find great employment, not just “a job” need to make every effort they can to make their resume and cover letter shine, and get the experience that will help them stand out from the pack!

    NACE: First Destination Survey
    https://www.naceweb.org/job-market/graduate-outcomes/first-destination/class-of-2018/
    Study Suggests Many College Graduates as “Under Employed”
    https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/study-suggests-many-college-graduates-are-underemployed/4543268.html
    Soft Skills
    https://search.proquest.com/openview/aa5f345bde23cacbf99574378aeef44b/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=46775
    Carolyn’s Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolyntidwell/
    Basic Black Episode: https://www.wgbh.org/program/basic-black/job-market-for-college-graduates-of-color

    • 44 min
    The Mental Health Crisis

    The Mental Health Crisis

    You have likely heard the current “Mental Health Crisis” on college campuses being discussed in the news. How serious is the problem? What does it mean for you and your student? Learn how you can coach them through a challenging time and help them to use their campus resources effectively.
    Stressed and Depressed on Campus Part 1
    Stressed and Depressed on Campus Part 2
    Stressed and Depressed on Campus Part 3
    Stressed and Depressed on Campus Part 4
    As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help and campuses struggle to meet need
    State of Mind: Universities and colleges take innovative approaches to mental health
    Episode 3 of TwinXL: Up All Night (Sleep Management)
    E-mail Laura and Beth
    Follow TwinXL on Facebook
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    • 45 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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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