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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.

Why Some Students Believe They Have to Cheat (And How To Teach Them Not To)

An interesting exploration into honesty and integrity in today’s students – and how parents can influence student values.

Three College Transfer Myths Debunked

Transferring from one college to another is now the norm for many college students.  This is a good reminder that some of the myths about the process may not be true.

Is Your College Freshman at Higher Risk for Bacterial Meningitis?

Some good reminders of steps that parents can take to keep college students healthy.

Young Adults Leaving Parents’ Homes, Moving Out of State to Snag Fledgling Economic Recovery Jobs

Wondering what might be ahead for your boomerang kid?  Here is some information about current housing trends for this generation.

Should Pets Go to College?

Is your college student considering a pet?  Here are a few things for you to help her consider before she makes a decision.

Transition to College: How You Can Help Your High School Senior

Some useful advice on how to help your student prepare for the transition and put his best foot forward.

College Students and Credit Cards: What Role Do Parents Play?

A good reminder that as parents we have important responsibilities to teach our students financial literacy.




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