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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 We Teach Kids to Cheat on Tests

Academic Integrity is a growing problem in colleges.  This article suggests that the issues begins long before that.

 

School Stress Takes a Toll on Health, Teens and Parents Say

This radio spot from NPR is a good reminder of the importance of helping our student keep balance.  A good reminder to us all.

 

Are “Helicopter” Kids More Successful?

Helicopter parents create helicopter kids.  This is a cautionary tale for us all.

 

Let Go of the College Essay, and Let Your Teenager Speak for Herself

We want the best for our kids – we still need this reminder.  Make sure you don’t miss the second to last paragraph.

 

In Praise of Helicopter Parents

It all depends on what kind of helicopter you are.  “Talk to your children about your mutual investment.”  Great advice.

 

Internal Compass

Young adults develop their moral compass by watching and listening to their parents.  This article will lead you to several other articles that provide food for thought about how students develop their inner guide.

 

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