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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.

Helping Teens Find Their Own Solutions

Sometimes it just seems so much easier to do it ourselves – or just tell our students what to do.  This is an article that reminds us to take the longer view and remember the end result that we ultimately want.

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills: Which One Wins the Job Offer?

Whether you have a senior in college or a first year student just starting out, thinking about a job offer at the end of the road matters.  There’s a disconnect between the hard skills that students rank high and the soft skills that employers are seeking.  Share this information with your student.

My College Freshman and the Very Delayed First Call Home

Wondering who might pick up the phone first?  Here’s one parent’s story of waiting for that first call.  Worth the wait!


An Open Letter to the Parents of a Busy College Student

A nice article by a student with thoughts about her relationship with her parents. Sometimes, we may not give our students enough credit.

Reverse Mentoring Evolves Into Revers Parenting: Companies Encourage Employees to Bring In Parents

Bring your parents to work day?  Now there’s a twist!

Hunt for a Job Like You’re Choosing a College

If you have a student nearing the end of college, the job search can seem daunting.  Remember when the search for just the right college felt the same way?  Here are some suggestions for simplifying the process.

5 Things Parents Must Do to Survive the College Application Season

According to this article, it’s halftime in the college search game.  Some advice for how to chill out for a bit.




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