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.
As parents, many of us worry about our kids’ use of technology. This article suggests that we might need to look in the mirror as well.
It might be helpful to parents to hear some of the conversation colleges face regarding students’ ability to cope with difficulties. Clearly, we all need more dialogue.
Great advice! Share this with your college student.
Great advice for college seniors who are getting ready to enter the job market. Share these suggestions with your student.
It may seem counterintuitive, but there are times when your student should not opt out of a class even if given the opportunity. Here are some reasons why.
For much of our childrens’ lives we’ve worked at setting boundaries. Now, here’s an article helping students know how to set boundaries with us. But it makes sense. Get a step ahead and have these conversations with your student.
Summer job for your student? Or not. The decision may not be as easy as it seems.
This will resonate with many parents. We’ll survive.