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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.

Self Sufficiency Elusive to Young Adults of Hovering Parents

Our desire to help and protect our students may actually hinder their growth.  Some practical suggestions on how to really help your student.

How We Teach Students to Cheat

An interesting reminder to parents that we can influence our children’s values more than we might realize.

 

College Students Today: A Study in Contradictions

Another look at today’s college aged students and how they view themselves.

 

College Students and Mental Health

Some good reminders of proactive ways to help your student deal with stress and/or potential mental health difficulties.

 

Parenting Approaches and the Messages They Convey

An interesting discussion of parenting styles and how students might interpret them.  Most parents will see themselves here somewhere.

 

Growing a College: Why Parents Matter

A wise explanation of the importance of the voice of parents in their student’s college experience – not hovering over their student, but helping the college become the best it can be.

 

Money Saving Tips for Parents After the Kids Have Left for College

As your student heads to college, you may be thinking a lot about how you’ll pay those years of tuition bills.  Here are a few suggestions of ways to save a few pennies.

 

What College Students – and Parents – Need to Know About College Banking

Some excellent advice, and some cautions, to consider as your student thinks about finances at college.

 

 

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