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.
Who Gets the Better Bed? As College Freshmen Move In, It’s Turf War Time
Your student may be past the bed-choosing phase, but this article is a reminder to parents how the little things can make such a difference in the roommate relationship. Help your student keep some perspective.
How I Survived the Shock of Dropping My Kid Off at College
One mother’s tale of how it felt as she ”let go” of her oldest child.
5 Tips for College Freshmen — and Their Parents
Classic advice that still holds.
Why Your Kid Should Help Pay for College
Good advice — backed up by studies. If you haven’t had this conversation with your student, now is the time.
Resolutions for Parents of Grown Children
They do grow up. This is a New Year’s article, but the advice is good at any time. Celebrate their adulthood, and work accordingly.
What Parents Need to Know About Stimulant Use on College Campuses
I wish, as parents, we didn’t need to know this. But, unfortunately, we do. Be informed.