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.

How to Help Your College Student Make the Most of Their Summer Work Experience

A summer job can be boring and just a chance to earn money — or it can be a helpful step toward career success.  No matter what your student is doing, here are some helpful suggestions for making it worthwhile.

Should Your Teenager Work This Summer? Three Reasons Yes

Fewer teenagers are looking for and taking summer jobs.  There are some very good reasons why.  But there are also some reasons why getting a summer job may be a good thing.

The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard, and How Parents Can Learn to Back Off

Learning to dial back the pressure — good for all of us.

Help Teens Reverse Engineer a Career

This has some great suggestions for ways to help your student explore career options that match with his interests.

Summertime Blues: Help for Lonely College Students in the Summer

As parents, we may not expect this.  Being prepared can help.

Parenting the College Applicant as an Admission Dean

A new perspective (with advice!) on the admission process.  Reassuring.



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