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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.

5 Benefits of the College Tour for Parents

Yes, there can be a upside to all of the travel, hotels and time spent making admission visits.


Today’s Failsafe Students

Helping our students prevent failure and disappointment at all costs seems like a good thing, but it may be too much of a good thing.


10 Things College Kids Do Today That Their Parents Wish They Could Have Done at That Age

OK, this rings true for me.  Does it for you?


5 Important Conversations Parents Should Have with Their Recent College Grad

If your student is just starting college, this may seem a long way off.  But these conversations could start much earlier and they are important.


As Teens Push Away, What Can Parents Do to Support Them?

If you have a “prickly teen” this is great advice.  Getting started finding the right balance now will help your college student later.


College Students to Parents: Help Us Understand Money

Many parents find it shocking how little their students understand about how money works.  Think about what you should be sharing with your student.


How Your Happiness Is Contingent on Your Making Decisions for Yourself

This is a nice personal story that is a good reminder to parents that we need to allow our students to find their own passion.



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