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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.

Teacup Parenting: College Preparation Tips for Parents

Involved parenting – too much of a good thing? Sometimes.


Risk and Rescue: What’s Harming Our Students Today

Some words of caution for today’s parents. We want to help our kids, but support is different from rescue.


It’s Not a Race: A Letter to My Daughter Before College

One mother’s words to her daughter, and her views on college education. Some sad observations, but some good advice.


 The Secret That Increases Effort 40%

This article is aimed at teachers, but it might benefit parents to read it, too. It gives us all pause to think about how we provide necessary feedback and/or criticism that will help our students hear what we have to say.


 Survey Finds Parent – Child Communication Changes in College

Have you had a talk with your student about how you will communicate while he is away?


 How Cell Phones Shape the Lives of College Students

Does your student have a cell phone? Of course he does. How does he use it? You might (or might not) be surprised.



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