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.
5 Tips for Dealing With Last-Minute College App Stress
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.
5 Things to Discuss Before Your Teen Heads Off to College
This is a good reminder that conversations before college can proactively prevent problems and misunderstandings later.
The Eternal Struggle of the Empty Nester
Wherever you fall on the empty nest spectrum, this is a good reminder that you are not alone.
Just Because Your Kids Are Headed Off to College, It Doesn’t Mean They’ll Graduate
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.)
Christmas Has New Meaning When Daughter Comes Home from College
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.
Room for Risk: What Changes (and Doesn’t) on the Parenting Journey
Reflections from another dad — a little further along on the journey.