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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 College Health Centers Help Students Succeed

College health centers now do much more than just treat the flu.  This article emphasizes how important these centers can be for your student’s overall wellbeing.

 

Save Money (and Sanity) In a Gap Year

A view of the value of taking some time off between the end of high school and the beginning of college.  More students than ever are considering the option.

 

Why You Should Move Home After You Graduate

An argument for the boomerang generation.  If your student is coming close to college graduation, it is a good time for a conversation about what’s next.

 

What Do Students Need Most?  More Sleep.

We all know we need more sleep.  But this article tells why it is so important for students and what they can do to try to get more of it.

 

Should Parents Begin Choosing Their College Kids’ Majors?  Possibly!

This article falls under the “views” aspect of News and Views.  We don’t agree with it, but include it as food for thought.  It raises the question of whether the benefit of college is solely in earning power, or whether being educated has other advantages.

 

Why I Let My Daughter Get a “Useless” College Degree

Read this article along with the previous one.  They offer two opposing options.  What feels right for you and your college student?

 

Millennial Searchers

This article is an interesting, and encouraging, view of this generation of students.  How does your college student define “meaning” in his life?  How do you?

 

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