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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.

The Key to College Readiness

College readiness involves so much more than academic courses.  Ever considered bowling?  This article presents some ideas about the qualities that may help your student succeed.

 

Simple Advice for College Students from a Parent

What advice would you give your college student?  See one parent’s thoughts.

 

Why College Freshmen May Feel Like Imposters on Campus

The adjustment from high school to college is difficult.  The difficulty of the transition is compounded if you feel as though you might not be worthy.  Some ideas about helping students feel ready for the challenge.

 

Fidelity Study Finds Family Discussions Critical to Managing College Debt

We often talk to our students about their college experiences, but do we discuss finances with them?  It may make a difference.

 

As College Looms, Parents Can Cheer – and Let Go

The college search and admissions process may be the perfect opportunity to begin practicing letting your student navigate on his own.

 

Embracing a Parental Rite

Is Parents’ Weekend more for students or parents?

 

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