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.

How to Talk to Your Parents About Paying for College

If your student is ready to talk about finances, are you?  Why having this conversation early is so important


The Pre-College Checklist for Worried Parents

How are you doing on your list?


College Campuses and Safety: How to Read Media and How to Evaluate Campuses for Yourself

Safety is on everyone’s mind.  Here are some helpful suggestions for considering safety at your student’s potential school.


I Don’t Care Where My Children Go to College

There’s probably a middle ground where many of us are comfortable, but here’s one parent’s opinion about the college admission race.


Helicopter Parents Need to Back Off, Empower Kids to Fly On Their Own

This message isn’t new, but it is a good reminder that the road to college success begins years before students are thinking about college.


My Empty Nest: What Surprised Me Most

We’re often so focused on our students as they head off to college that we forget about our own transitions.  Here’s a look ahead.


Dear Parent of an Intern

Good advice for parents whose students might be interns — or anyone who might have the opportunity to supervise an intern.


Dangers That Kids and Teens Face: A Look at the Data

Most of us worry about our kids — as teens and when they head off to college.  It’s sometimes nice to know we’re not alone — and to find out how warranted our fears might be.


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