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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.

Why I Support My Son’s Decision to Put College on Hold

One parent’s opinion about the importance of doing what calls to you – even if it means postponing college.

 

A College Education Isn’t Just About Job Prospects

A very important and insightful look at the true value of a liberal arts education, and an appeal that we look beyond the bottom line.

 

Five Benefits of an Empty Nest

We often focus on the empty part of the empty nest, but this short article is a reminder that sometimes the empty nest provides opportunities.

 

Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities

If your student has learning disabilities or differences, the choice of college may be especially important to ensure appropriate support.  This article gives some specific suggestions as well as advice about the process.

 

Evaluating a College’s Learning Disabilities Services

This article gives some guidance about what to look for and questions to ask when considering a program for your college student.

 

Making the Transition to College

Great advice for both students and their parents about how to ease the transition to a new phase of life.

 

 

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