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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.

Set the Stage for a Successful Second Semester

With the first, transitional, semester behind her, your student may be looking to make the second semester even better.  Here are some suggestions for how you can help her get ready for a great second semester.


First Trip Home from College: How Parents, Students Cope

That first visit home can bring some surprises for both students and parents.  Be prepared for some interesting times!


An Open Letter to My Almost Adult Children

A must read for every parents who has “almost adults” and wants to establish and maintain  a reasonable relationship with them.  It may tug on your heartstrings.


College Rejection Doesn’t Have to Mean Frustration

At this rather touchy time of year, this is important advice.


Parents Can Help Anxious College Students During Break

For students who may have mental health issues, anxiety, or just a lot of stress, winter break at home can be a welcome time.  This article suggests some ways that parents can help students make the most of that time.


How Should Parents Talk to Millennials About Money?

Winter break may bring some time when parents and college students can have some significant discussions.  One of those discussions may need to be about money.  This article suggests some important topics – and approaches to those topics.





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