It’s that time of year when we can’t quite decide whether to look backwards at the year that is just ending or to look ahead at the year about to begin. We probably need to do a little bit of both. Looking back gives us some perspective to look ahead, and think about our goals and plans for the new year based on where we’ve come.
So before we look ahead, make plans, make resolutions we probably won’t keep, or set goals for 2015, we’d like to take a moment to look back at some of our articles for 2014. These are the articles that, to us, speak most about the essence of the college parent role and/or speak to those ideas and issues that most affect the way we relate to our college sons and daughters.
We invite you to take a few minutes to review these articles, and to think about how you view your role. How have you grown into the role over the past year? Where might you and your college student go next year?
Five Most Popular Posts in 2014
All of these posts were published prior to 2014. However, they still remain the most read posts this year. Clearly they speak to a need for college parents.
Five Important Posts in 2014 for High School Parents
If your student is still in high school, your questions and interests are different than they will be in a year or two when your student heads to college. But college related questions are still in the forefront of many high school parents’ minds.
Five Important Posts in 2014 for New College Parents
As a new college parent, you have many, many questions. Here are five important posts for parents whose students are just getting started in the college experience.
Five Personal Favorites for 2014
It is always difficult, if not impossible, to pick favorite posts. We write about topics of interest, and we always produce the best posts that we can. However, these five posts of 2014 stand out as topics of particular interest and/or importance for this past year.
Important Series in 2014
Occasionally, an issue is so broad — and important — that it lends itself to a series of posts. This year, we wrote a series of posts about student well being based on the important study done by Purdue University and Gallup, Inc.