In loco parentis light?

Inside Higher Ed

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Blog U.: Orienting Parents – Confessions of a Community College Dean – Inside Higher Ed.

Dean Dad does it again. A thought-provoking look at the trifecta of students, parents, and institutions, and how a new “in loco parentis light” is making it’s way into colleges.

That’s so Hagen

If you like what you’re reading here (or even if you don’t), you’ll love this: That’s so Hagen, where my husband continues his popular newspaper column and you can hear more about Flippyhair Gigglepants and all of her adventures.

You may also want to check out his work in The Great Plains Examiner.

Separation Anxiety

I always get a little sad when I put my daughter to bed at night. I miss her instantly. I understand why she cries when she wakes up in the middle of the night.

I also think about how every day is the last day she’ll be exactly this particular age that she is and how every day I get closer to the day that she won’t want to fall asleep on my lap any more.

I’m trying my best to just soak it all in while I can.

I love being a mom.

I love my daughter so much.

She makes me smile every day.

She reminds me what’s important in life.

She constantly explores.

She takes risks.

She finds humor in the simplest things.

She cries when she says goodbye to the people she loves.

She’s not afraid to try new things.

She loves making people happy.

She takes every opportunity to learn something new.

She gives you a hug when you need one most.

She is my hero.