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.

Have You Hugged Your Teen Today? The Importance of Physical Affection

A good reminder for all of us.  A hug goes a long way.


The Tough Pre-College Talk I Wish My Parents Had Initiated

Have you had this conversation with your student?


Having The Talk’ with Your Teen About College Costs

It’s important to start the conversations early.  This article gives several suggestions about things to talk about. You may not agree with them all, but many are important and will be helpful.


On Leave: College Wellness, Mental Health, and Not Returning to Campus

Important insight into mental health issues so many college students face. Parents, don’t assume your child is immune.


How to Help Your College Student Access Mental Health Care

When your child is away from home and needs help, it’s tough on parents. Here are some suggestions that may help you guide your student.


College or Not? 7 Questions for Families as the Years Approach

A great list of things for families to consider as they weigh whether or not college — or whether or not college now.



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