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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.

Why You Should Help Your Kid Get a Job

It’s a fine line between standing back and helicoptering. But there are appropriate ways to be involved with your college student, or graduate. Here are some great suggestions for aiding in the job search post college.


 Congratulations to Grads (Parents, Please Step to the Back)

A good reminder to parents – along with a few pieces of helpful advice.


 A Summer Reading List From College Admissions Counselors

Need a little beach reading for the summer before your student heads to college? This list has something for you AND your student.



They go away . . . but then they return.


 Five Memorable Take-Aways from the 2014 Forum

These thoughts are from the 2014 National Leadership Forum. Parents, look especially at take-away #5. How can you better prepare your child?


 How to Cultivate Teenage Drive

There’s no magic potion, but here are a few suggestions that may help you motivate your teenager.


 Seven Survival Tips for Parents of College Kids

The college transition is tough on everyone. This article has some good suggestions on things to do now to make that transition a little bit easier.




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