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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.

Bye-Bye Birdies: Sending the Kids Away to College

There are things you can do as a parent to help your student become a strong and independent college student. This article suggests a few good places to start.


Want to Live Longer? Send Your Kids to College

In case you needed just one more reason to send your child to college, here it is. Consider it an investment in your health.


The Over-Communicator’s Daughter Goes to College

Finding that balance between your comfort zone of communication and your student’s comfort zone of communication may not be easy, but it can be done. Be ready to compromise.


Emptying the Nest, One College Freshman at a Time

Some good advice about life at home once your freshman heads to school.


An Inside Look at the “Parent Vortex”

As parents of high school seniors, many of us get caught up more than we wish to in the craziness of the college admissions process. Here is a reminder to keep the world in perspective.


The Beloit Mindset List – Class of 2018

This list always makes me feel old. Read about your student – and what they’ve always/never known.


Here’s Why Parents Have No Business Giving Their Kids Life Advice Anymore

It makes sense to at least temper the life advice you give your kids. This article reminds us all how much the world has changed since we were younger. What worked for us may not apply anymore.



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