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.

Letting Go: Tips for Parents Sending Kids to College

Some good reminders of ways to make the transition a little easier — for everyone.

11 Misconceptions About Paying for College

This is important information for all parents.  Make sure you understand these issues.

Walked Past My Parents, Went Straight for the Fridge . . .

Every family is different, but if you have a student returning home for break, you’ll probably find yourself — and your student — in here somewhere.

College Drinking Culture Must Change — Our Kids’ Lives Are at Stake

A crucial topic — and parents can play an essential role in the discussion.

Home for the Holidays: Is Your College Student Struggling with Addiction?

A topic we all hope we never need — but excellent advice just in case you do.

98% of Parents of College Students Don’t Know Their Children’s Emergency Contact Information, Survey Says

Do you? Now is the perfect time to have a conversation.

Helicopter Parent, Your Kid Will Do Fine at University Without You

OK, parents, are you ready to stand back? This article lets us know our kids may exceed our expectations if we let them.

12 Judgements Parents Need to Stop Dropping on Their College-Aged Kids

We’ve probably all heard at least some of these come out of our mouths. Now hear how they might sound to your student.



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