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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.

Does It Matter Which College Your Child Chooses?  Probably Not

Keeping the perspective that what your child gets out of the college years will probably have little to do with where he goes to school is difficult.  This article reminds us that the what can be more important than the where.

 

Three Lessons You Can Learn from College Rejection Letters

We could probably all stand to remember that even seeming failures may have important lessons for us.  Those rejection letters are not different.  Help your student find the bright side.

 

I survived the College Admissions Process and Your Kid Will Too

Just as we are in the midst of college admission “high season” comes yet another reminder that it is important to find, and keep, a sense of balance in how we encourage our students through this time.

 

A Year Off Before College Isn’t a Gap, It’s a Launching Pad

Does choosing a bridge year feel normal to you?  This article makes a case for why it should – and why it can make a difference for your student.

 

5 Myths About Liberal Arts Colleges — Set the Record Straight: An Education in the Liberal Arts Is a Great Decision

This article dispels several dangerous misconceptions that can limit a student’s choices of colleges.  Why the Liberal Arts matter.

 

Parent 2 Parent: Visiting Colleges With Your High School Senior

Not sure where to start as you plan campus visits?  This brief video will help you think about what you need to know and do.

 

99% of All Moms’ Facebook Acceptance Conversations End Like This

Hopefully, you’ll smile.

 

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