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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.

 Countdown to College: Don’t Assume You Can’t Afford a School

This is a good reminder that we shouldn’t make assumptions.  It’s always worth applying to see what financial aid your student might receive.  You might be surprised.

How to Tell If Your Kid Is Dangerously Stressed

Stress has become a part of life for most high school and college students.  And a little stress may be a good thing.  But when does a little stress become too much.  This article helps parents look for the signs that may mean it’s time for some intervention.

Finding the Right College for You: No, Thank You U.S. News’ Rankings

There are many ways to think about helping your student find the right college; rankings may be one of them.  But there are many ways to rank colleges.  We especially like the idea of finding the “happiest” college.  Who wouldn’t want to go there?

College Etiquette Tips for Helicopter Parents . . . from 1925

OK, this is just fun.  And we thought we invented it . . .

How to Stay Safe Living Off Campus

If your student is planning to live off campus, share this article.  A few preventive measures and some common sense will help everyone feel more secure.

Study: Close Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships Have Healthy Benefits

Researchers now support what most of us have always felt.  Everyone benefits when our kids and our parents are close.  Encourage your college student to stay in touch.

I’m a College Admissions Consultant, and I Tell My Students to Get Bs

This article provides an important perspective.  You may or may not agree with it, but it is worth reading and considering.  Feel free to leave a comment below to share your opinion.





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