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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.

12 Most Self-Defeating Phrases to Toss Out, For Good

It’s never too early to start helping your student eliminate these phrases from his vocabulary (and maybe yours, too).  It may make a difference in his attitude by the time he is in college.

What High School Teachers Wish Parents Asked at Conferences

Asking some of the right questions during high school conferences may help you guide your student toward a more successful college career.

Protecting the College Investment: Five Things Parents Need to Know

There are never any guarantees that students will be successful in college, but here are five suggestions that may help your student.

Struggle for Smarts?  How Eastern and Western Cultures Tackle Learning

Preparing for college is not fourth grade math, but this article may help us think about how we are preparing our students for the difficulty they will inevitably face in college.

Twelve Reasons Community Service Should Be Required Curriculum

A good reminder to parents and students alike that community service has long term value.

The Disadvantages of Working During College

Many students need to work to make ends meet during college, but it’s important to consider the downsides as well.

The Power of Habit

This isn’t specifically about college students, but is an interesting interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book The Power of Habit.  Parents might consider their own habits, especially as they affect their college students, and might also consider your student’s habits and what  might affect them.



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