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.
College — What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Then
Like this writer, when my kids went to college, I didn’t understand a lot of things that I now know. This article has some words of wisdom for new college parents.
Please Don’t Judge Parents for Being Sad About Their Empty Nests
Permission to feel a range of emotions as your child(ren) leave for college. We all need this.
For Freshmen, Campus Life Poses New Risks
Re-emphasizing the importance of communication. Keep those channels open — especially during the first few weeks of freshman year — even if you wonder whether anyone is listening.
Goodbyes of Summer: As Teens Leave for College Families Feel Jumble of Emotions
A good article to prepare yourself or remind yourself for that emotional roller coaster as your student heads off to college.
I’m About to Be An Empty Nester. Here’s Why I’m Not Sad.
Permission to not be sad that your kids are growing and becoming independent. Also a reminder that your job isn’t over — it just changes.
Help Your College Student With Time Management
One of the best keys to success in college is being in control of your time. (Also a bit of self-promotion here as this is an article I wrote for Collegiate Parent.)