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.

Ease Up On Asking About Seniors’ Plans for College

This is a good reminder that less is more.  Your high school senior is under pressure to make an important decision.  Don’t add to the stress.

8 Tips All College Parents Should Know

Some good overall advice.  This is a great place to start.

How Much Influence Should Your Parents Have on Your College Choice?

It’s fine to share your opinion with your student, but then be prepared to live with the decision your student makes.

10 Ways to Help Your Teen with the College Decision

If you’re offering advice to help your student decide about college, here are some of the topics you might want to cover and approaches you might want to take.

Pros and Cons of Making Summer College Visits

It’s fine to do college visits in the summer.  Just take into consideration what the differences might be.

5 Ways to Help Your Student Readjust After Studying Abroad

We worry about how to prepare them before they go, but it’s good to think about what to expect when they return home.

Why Your Kids Should Take Out Student Loans, Even If You Can Afford to Pay for College

We often overlook some teachable moments.  This might be one of them.

10 Mental Health Tips to Share with Your High School Senior

Mental health discussions are more important now than ever.  Use these tips to get started talking to your student.


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