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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.

Make the Financial Decision to Work as a College Freshman

Is your students considering working while in college? Read this and discuss priorities with him before he makes the final choice.


Lowering the Stress of College Admissions

A good reminder of how to keep the college admissions process in perspective.


 Graduation Wisdom: Look Behind You

This article helps parents remember that the work they’ve done raising their children has given them the foundation for their future.


When Your Parents Become the Coolest People Ever

Yes, parents, it does happen. This essay explains it nicely.


 Unprepared: Rob Lowe on Sending His Son Off to College

We all experience a range of emotions as we send our students off to school. Here is one man’s essay.


 Most Teens Expect to Help Pay for College, Study Finds

How does your soon-to-be college student feel about paying a portion of the costs of college? Have you asked?




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