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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.

How to Get Your College Student to Use Credit Right

Another good reminder to parents that students don’t automatically understand the safest way to use credit.  Having a conversation before they head off to school is important.


After the Children Have Grown

A very nice essay about motherhood as children grow up and grow independent.  Make sure that you read all the way to the end.


Career Services as Educational Appetizers

A good explanation of why Career Development Offices have work to do with college students long before the senior year.


The Key to College Success: Summer

The summer before college can be an important time to set students up for success.  Here are a few reminders of important topics to cover with your student.


Making the Transition to College

This is long, but worth the time to read.  Some important reminders of things for both students and parents to think about during that important time before heading to college.


What Employers Want in College Grads

Liberal Arts?  Hear what employers have to say about the qualities that they value.


On College:  Knowing the Fine Line Between Helping and Doing

We all want to help, but we sometimes worry about crossing the line.  Consider carefully how much help is really helpful.




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