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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.

Beyond a Parent’s Reach: When a Child Legally Becomes an Adult

The “rule change” takes some parents by surprise, but with some planning and good communication, parents and students can find the appropriate balance.

 

Why Students Have No Idea What College Actually Costs

The college sticker price and the college net price can be dramatically different.  This is an encouraging story about a student who learned the difference.

 

We Need to Get a Grip on Our Own College Application Anxiety

A good reminder that we all need to keep balance during the high school years about college admissions.  Thinking about the “heart and mind” of your student matters.  A must read for high school parents.

 

Why the College Admissions Process Is Bonkers

Another reminder to parents to keep college admission in perspective.  We want the best for our student, but how do we define “best?”

 

First Trip Home from College: How Parents, Students Cope

A nice article about the potential difficulties of that first visit home from college. I’m particularly proud to have been a resource for the article.

 

 

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