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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.

Early Decision: A Letter to My Son

Food for thought about all of the accomplishments of our high school seniors and how we might best support them during this stressful time.


Parental Pressure: The Fine Line Between Caring . . . and Caring Too Much

This article causes us to think about how we care about our students – and what messages our ways of caring communicate.


5 Procrastination Proof Programs for Studying

If your student is prone to procrastination (and what college student isn’t?) you might want to share these.


Study Looks At How Students, Well, Study

Ever wonder about your student’s study habits?  Here’s an infographic that fills in some possible information.


Digital Natives and Their Customs

An insightful look at our college students – some of their characteristics and some of the reasons they may be the way they are.  This article also holds a mirror up to parents.


Boomerang Kids vs. Parents: How to Minimize Conflict

Your student may have just headed off to college, but there’s a good chance she will be returning home.  It may not be too soon to begin to prepare.


Our Very Best: Youtern’s Top Ten Posts of 2012

The end of the calendar year always brings many “best of lists.”  Although they can sometimes get tiresome, this list of posts will be valuable if you have a graduating student looking for a job or a student beginning the internships search.  Share these with your student.




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