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.

Everything Parents Should Know About College Mental Health, But Don’t

Advice every parent hopes never to need, but should absolutely know.

Parents and Students Beware of These Common College Scams

Buyer beware is always good advice.  Make sure your student is aware of these as well.

Checklist: Study Skills for College Students

Parents, take note.  Don’t leave it all up to your student’s high school.  Good grades in HS don’t necessarily mean strong college study skills.

Help Teens Balance Jobs, College Apps During the Holidays

This season is especially busy for high school seniors in the midst of application time.  Here are some good suggestions for helping your student keep track of everything that needs to get done.

Freshman’s Video on Loneliness of College Transition Goes Viral

This short (4 minute) video will give you an idea of what your first semester freshman might be experiencing.  Note that a letter from her mother turned things around!

Making Sense of Admissions Decisions

As this author says in the article, “Making sense of admissions decisions is impossible,” but this article may help a lot.  It lets parents and students both know that everything will be OK – eventually.

Does Your College Student Suffer from FWOOOMP?

OK, this short video is just plain fun – – but oh, so true!

Parents: Here’s How You Can Involve Yourself in the College Process

This is a good reminder that, although your student should drive the admissions process, being informed and up-to-date can help.

How to Lower Your Teen’s Anxiety

As adolescents, teens, and young adults experience increasing anxiety, this article offers parents some important reminders of things we can do to help our students cope.


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