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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.

Decisions, Decisions . . . Sound Bites, No Sympathy, and Seizing the Moment for Parents

What do you do in that moment when the letter arrives?  And as your student struggles to make a decision?  Here is some helpful advice.

 

Is a College Bumper Sticker Tantamount to Bragging?

It’s old fashioned technology, but it’s still around . . .

 

Choosing a College: Advice to My Son

Written by a college president – who is thinking like a father.  Wonderful advice.

 

Four Ideas to Help Students Navigate Their Anxiety

Yes, our students are stressed – probably more than we think.  Here are some ideas that parents can put in place to help students balance their lives.

 

 Artificial Maturity

Some excellent advice in this brief article about helping your student develop resilience.

 

When Helping Your Child Choose the Right College, Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

It’s often more about the questions than the answers.

 

 Why Students Have No Idea How Much College Costs

Have you discussed college costs with your student?  If not, get started.

 

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children from Growing Into Leaders

Are you preparing your student for adulthood?  It’s never too late to start.

 

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