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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.

College Admissions: Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Yes, there are certain traps that many parents fall into as they try to navigate the college admissions process and come to terms with their student heading to college. This article may help you avoid a few of these traps.


Ten Ways for Parents to Stay Sane During the College Application Season

By definition, it may be impossible to stay sane during the application process, but this article may at least help.


 The Empty Nest Book Hatchery

There are many different views about empty nesting. What kind of empty nester will you be?


The Trouble With Parenting the College Applicant

There are different styles of parenting – and different ways to get through the college search. This is a nice article that gives parents an opportunity to think about how they are approaching the admissions process.


Some Millennials – and Their Parents – Are Slow to Cut the Cord

With all that we hear about the boomerang generation and helicopter parents, it’s nice to see an article that presents a balanced view. Evidently not all millennials are simply living off of their parents.


First Trip Home from College: How Parents, Students Cope

Pleased to have been interviewed for this article. The awkwardness of that first visit home can be eliminated (or at least reduced) with a little pre-planning.




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