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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.

The Ideal College Experience Scorecard

This provides some guidance on topics you might discuss with your student to help him define the characteristics of the college experience he desires.  You may find out some interesting things about your student – and your student may discover some things, too.

 

Infographic – Unprepared for College

A reminder that students must be better prepared to succeed in college.  Parents can both work with their school system and think about

 

Is It a Parent’s Right to Read Their Kid’s College Essay?

Don’t miss this son’s words to his mother near the end of this article.  Humbling reminder to many of us.

 

College and Stress: Students, Experts Talk Importance of College Majors (video)

An interesting discussion of the stresses that many students experience as they try to choose a college major.  Good insight for parents into the dilemma that many students face.

 

Start Here: How to Help Your Kids Begin Their College Program Research

Interesting suggestions on how to think of some of your first college discussions with your student as a type of business meeting.  Conversations will be more productive with planning and organization.

 

Your Homeowner’s Policy Goes Off to College

This article is a good reminder to check on insurance coverage as you send your student off to college.

 

Ten Ways to Support Your College Freshman

We want to support our college students.  This article provides a good reminder of some of the ways that we can provide support.

 

Teach Your Child to Be a Skeptic

Some very interesting advice on how to teach and model good decisions making for our children.

 

 

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