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College Parent News and Views

The more that college parents know and understand about the college experience, the less we worry and the better we will be able to help our students to succeed and thrive throughout their college career.  However, there is an overwhelming amount of information out there on the web.   We’d like to help you find some of the information that might be most interesting and useful to you as a college parent.

In News and Views we share recent college related news and sources we’ve found as we do our research.  We hope that this feature will help to introduce you to new ideas and to help you keep up with some of the current issues that may affect your college student – and you.

We invite you to read some of the articles suggested below – and to let us know what you think of some of the ideas included here.

College Admissions Craze: Are We Making Our Kids Sick?

Interesting article that should give admissions professionals and parents alike pause to think about how to fix the problem of students obsessing about college admissions.

 

 20 Facts You Didn’t Know About College Freshmen

Some interesting information about college aged students.  Do you recognize your student here?

 

 Parent Aptitude Test

See anything wrong with this picture?  Unfortunately, many of us might see ourselves here – or our students.

 

 What College Students Need to Know

An interesting opinion piece on college transparency.

 

 Remember Who Is Applying to College

A good reminder that the application/interview process is a good time to help your student take control.  This will help him when he gets to college.

 

 Parental Advice Includes Words to Live By That Ring True Years Later

Although this is primarily intended for business, this advice would be good to pass along to our college students.  It might help them find focus and direction.

 

Boomerang Kids: When College Grads Move Back Home

An interesting article/interview pointing out a positive aspect of the trend for more college graduates moving back home.  Is your family an “Accordion Family?”

 

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