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.
Parents can help encourage students to stay on campus rather than head home every weekend. More engagement on campus benefits students.
Some food for thought about the things we may or may not do early in our children’s lives that will help or hinder later in life.
Why are our children attending college? Perhaps we need to help them think beyond the job to understand the total education they may receive.
An insightful 2 part blog post about how college students form friendships. Be sure to continue on to read Part II.
What exactly do you think about your job as a parent of a teen – or college student? Taking some time to put it on paper might help you clarify what you need to do. We like the list included here – at least as a start, but the important thing is to make your own list.
While this article is clearly about college football, there are some important questions here all college parents (and students) might consider. As you read the questions this mother might have asked about the school her son was considering, think about the factors you and your college student might consider as you look at schools. It’s not all about football.
This is a good reminder that while we want to encourage our high school (and college) students to excel, ultimately, they need to be in control of their own lives. It’s a fine line.