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.

Parents’ Mobile Use Harms Family Life, Say Secondary Pupils

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.

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

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.

Freshman Dean Offers Best Advice for College Students

Great advice!  Share this with your college student.

College Graduate?  Here’s How to Find the Right Job

Great advice for college seniors who are getting ready to enter the job market.  Share these suggestions with your student.

College-Bound Students Shouldn’t Always Test Out of Classes

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.

Four Ways to Set Boundaries with Your Parents Before College

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.

Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?

Summer job for your student? Or not.  The decision may not be as easy as it seems.

I’m Going to Miss My Son, and His Friends, When He Heads to College

This will resonate with many parents. We’ll survive.


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