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.

Raising Teenagers: Protect When You Must, Permit When You Can

Success in college (and life) begins much earlier than college. You lay the groundwork earlier than you think.


Navigating a College Fair

If visiting college fairs is in your future, here are just a few suggestions that may make the process a little bit easier.


3 Reasons Not to Overthink Your Final College Choice

Some reassurance for all of those juniors and seniors who feel there is only one right choice college for them.  Breathe.


The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent

Are you involved in your college student’s academic career?  You’re obviously not alone. Colleges are recognizing that as well.


A Letter of Apology to a Son Graduating from College

Required reading for every parent.


”When I Was Your Age” and Other Pitfalls of Talking to Teens About Stress

Our children are more stressed than ever.  Knowing how to frame a conversation can make all of the difference of whether or not it is helpful.  Good advice here for turning the conversation around.


When Parents Need to Say No’ to a Teen’s College Choices

As painful as it may be, sometimes we need to say no. Here are some important reasons why that may be OK.



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