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.

Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for College Kids, But a Little Hovering Is Just Right

Some good advice about how to find that important middle road.

How to Talk to Your College Age Kids About Depression and Suicide

A difficult topic, but so important to talk about.  Some suggestions that may help.

Making the College Admissions Process Healthy for Teenagers

Helping your student keep the admissions process in perspective matters.

Parents Behaving Badly . . .

Do you see yourself here?  Enough said.

Three Things High School Parents Should Stop Worrying About — and What to Focus On Instead

An excellent reminder of what matters — and what can make the biggest difference on your student’s success — and future.

Parents, Don’t Write That College Essay. (Here’s How to Help Instead)

An important reminder of how much help is really help — and when it’s time to step back.

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety?

It’s not our imagination.  Our children are Anxious — with an uppercase ”A.”  Understanding some of the reasons may be a first step toward helping them.



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