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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.

One College Student’s Story of How Dropping Out Really Happens

Uncomfortable for parents to read, perhaps, but important.  It’s not necessarily dramatic.  It happens one day at a time.


Five Things We Know About College Students in 2014

How well do you know your college student?  Or at least her generation?  There might be some surprises here.


Ten Reasons I Am Thankful To Be the Parent of Teenagers

Because we so often focus on the trials and tribulations of parenting high school and college students, here is a nice reminder of the benefits of parenting students at this age.  Relax and enjoy the little things.


Spying On Your Kids.  Is It OK?

This article does a good job of presenting both sides to this argument.  It is worth reading – and giving some thought to where you stand on the issue.


What Now? Tips On the College Application Process After You’ve Hit Send

This is one to share with your high school student.  Some good advice about that in-between, wait time.




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