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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.

Parents: Let Harvard Go

You may or may not agree with this article about aiming for ivy league universities, but it is worth reading.  Read the questions and responses and use them to consider your student and his/her goals.  If you don’t want to take time with the whole article, skip to the last question and answer.


Why It’s So Hard to Talk to Our Daughters About Campus Rape

If you have daughters, you should read this.  Actually, if you have sons, you should read this, too.  Then talk to both your sons and your daughters.


School Is About More Than Training Kids to Be Adults

A good reminder to all of us.  This article supports some of the research on Emerging Adulthood that tells us that we may not have made adulthood look like a place they are in a hurry to be.


Don’t Ask: “What Can I Do With This Major?”

Your major may be less important than other characteristics of a college education.  This is an especially important article for parents whose student is majoring in majors such as history, English, or philosophy.


The Freshman 15: 15 Things to Know About the Lives of College Students

A recent survey looked at the latest class of college freshmen.  Their lives are changing.  How well do you know your student?




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