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.

Five People Your Student Should Talk to When Choosing a College

This good advice will give your student perspective about the school, and about himself.

Test Anxiety, Pressure on College Student More Common Now Than in the Past

This article is on a specific university site, but the information applies to all students. The article explains a lot of the reasons that students today feel so much anxiety. It’s so important for parents to understand.

 Winter Blues

Whether for your student — or for you — here are some tips to help get through the season that can sometimes leave us feeling more than a little out of sorts.

8 Risky Trends That Parents Should Know About

Definitely warrants a conversation with your student.  Make sure they know the risks.

Ten Ways for Parents Not to Behave During the College Process, Part II

Make sure you don’t fit any of these descriptions.

She Wrote the Book on Letting Kids Fail, But When Her Son Applied to College She Forgot Her Best Advice

If you haven’t read the book, The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey, you should.  But she’s right about reality.  As she says in this essay, it’s easier to talk about it than to live it.  But this essay might help the rest of us with the college application process.

Know the Signs of Eating Disorders in College Students

Hopefully, you won’t need this article.  But if you have concerns about your student’s health or eating habits, be sure to read this article.

Got Grit? That’s What Colleges Want to Know Before They Admit

Determination and the ability to stick to it are qualities colleges know make for successful students.



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