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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.

College Reality Check: Some Experts Weigh In on the Latest Tool for Families

There are an increasing number of calculation tools available to help students and their families investigate possible colleges.  This article is a good reminder that, although these are valuable tools, they have limitations in thinking about colleges.


8 Dorm Items Not to Bring to College

So much information out there about everything your student absolutely must have for dorm life.  This is a good list of things to leave at home.


Tip Sheet: A Family’s Lessons from the College Tour

Sometimes, we just need to experience things in person.  In this age of college searches online, this article is a good reminder of the value of visiting colleges in person.


Home for the Summer: A Question of Identity and the Emerging Adult

Pleased to have been a resource for this article.  If you and your returning college student are navigating your relationship, you may find this article helpful.


Entitlement: Feelings That Follow Students to College

There are things that parents can do while students are still in high school to help them make the adjustment to college more successfully.  Help your student think about how to approach academics.


30 Practical Things Students Need to Know How to Do Before Heading Off to College

Life management skills may be just as important as academic skills.  It’s hard to focus on academics if you don’t know how to care for yourself.  How would your student do with these 30 things?




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