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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.

Extra Love and Support Doesn’t Make Up for Being a Helicopter Parent

We could all probably use this reminder.  Spoiler alert: Get to the last line – “Lack of support does not mean lack of involvement, warmth and support.”

 

College Students Fail When It Comes to Financial Literacy

A call for parents to start early and work with their students to help them learn to handle their money.  Don’t assume they have “money smarts.”

 

Students, Parents, and Ownership in College Planning

Yes, yet another article encouraging parents to let students take the lead in the college application process.  But this one comes with some suggestions about how to do it.

 

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Good, practical advice here.  The last sentence sums it up.

 

6 Ways Parents Can Communicate Better With Their 20 Somethings

Communication is key to our relationship with our children at any age.  It is tricky as they become emerging adults.  Here are some important tips on how to manage digital communication.

 

Parents, Teach Kids How to Cope Before They Fly the Coop

We don’t necessarily agree with everything here (still like those weekly calls), but there is good advice about the importance of helping students learn how to deal with anxiety before they head off to college.

 

7 Ways College Kids Home for the Summer Are Exactly Like Mice

Nothing serious here, but spot on.

 

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