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.
Just in case there’s any stress in your household during this application season, here are a few tips to help your student get through the process.
This is a good reminder that conversations before college can proactively prevent problems and misunderstandings later.
Wherever you fall on the empty nest spectrum, this is a good reminder that you are not alone.
This is an important reminder that there are many factors that can affect why some students graduate and why others may not — or may take longer. Some of those factors may be unexpected. (Note: Watch for our review of Jeff Selingo’s new book soon.)
Perhaps you’ve experiences something like this, or you have it to look forward to another year. Either way, it’s a good reminder of some of the changes in sight.
Reflections from another dad — a little further along on the journey.