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.

Use a Light Touch in Preparing Your Child for College Admission

This is a good reminder of the balancing act that parents need to manage as they ”help” their student through the college admission process.  Focusing on the bigger picture helps.

What Parents Should Know About Teen Depression

With anxiety and mental health issues on the rise among teenagers and college students, it’s increasingly important that parents stay informed — even if you think it can never happen in your family.

This is How You and Your Child Select the Right College

This is great advice for students who may be looking for a more connected experience with faculty members at college.

The College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short

Advice for parents who want to help their student get a job after college — without helicoptering.

Good Mental Health Away From Home Starts Before College

Preparation before students leave home is key.  Start now.

Today’s Kids Are Way Better Behaved Than You Were

Some good news for parents worried about the teenager’s use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

SAT Scam Preys on Parents’ Good Intentions

Yet another scam to be wary of.  Don’t give out your credit card number!

How College Coaches Evaluate Parents on the Sideline

Your potential college athlete may not be the only one who needs to know the rules of the game.

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