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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.

Starting College: A Guide for Parents: 2013

Some sage advice on several aspects of the emotional time of dropping off your college freshman and watching the transition to college student.


Some Advice for Parents of New College Students

Classic advice for those sending their first child off to college.


An Open Letter to Parents of Incoming Freshmen

Great advice for parents of new college students experiencing conflicting emotions.


Benefits of Liberal Arts Colleges

For parents who may be concerned about whether a liberal arts education is still relevant, this article answers some questions.


A Welcome to College Parents

A reassuring message to college parents from the perspective of a college president.


How Close Should Parents Be With a College Student?

As parents, we all want a close relationship with our child/student, but here are a few words of caution that it is possible to be too close.


1 comment

1 Tina Provo { 08.29.13 at 8:59 am }

Great information!

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