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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.

Starting College: A Guide for Parents in 2014

This article has some wonderful words of wisdom for parents from a professor who has seen many new college students start their college careers. Definitely worth reading.


Parents Need to Know for Soon To Be College Students

A good discussion about student spending and credit cards. Worth reading and talking to your student about the topic.


 Dads2Dads: Ready for College? Dads Should Know When to Butt Out

Some good advice about when to jump in and when to step back.


Daughter at College: What Keeps Me Up at Night

We have to let them go. But this is a reminder to us to remind them to stay safe.


Experts Advise Parents to Discuss Campus Sexual Assault with Kids

This isn’t a topic that is comfortable for anyone, but it isn’t something we can avoid. Talk to your student about how to stay safe.





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