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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.

Making Sense of College Aid

A thorough explanation of many forms of college financial aid.  This will help you decipher your financial aid letter.

 

Parental Counseling Helps Slow College Drinking

Have you talked to your college student about drinking?  This article suggests that early conversations are most helpful.

 

Listen, Listen, Listen: Practical Advice from Psychologist Michael Thompson on Motivating Juniors to Focus on College

Good advice to help parents and their college-bound students talk to each other throughout the college admission process.

 

Talking to Kids May Reduce Heavy Drinking in College

Important information about the value of having conversations with your student about sensitive subjects before he heads off to college.

 

College is a Journey, Not a Destination

Some food for thought about recognizing the value of college experiences for their own sake rather than a means to an end.

 

May 1st = National College Decision Day

A collection of sources of information useful to students and their parents as they face that important decision.

 

Does College Major Matter?  Not Really

For parents worried about their student’s choice of major, or indecision about a major, this article provides some reassurance.

 

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