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.

Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope with Setbacks

It seems counter-intuitive, but teaching students how to fail can help them succeed.

Peace for the Journey, Winter

This is such an important message about our expectations at the ”coming home” time of the year.

How to Wrap Advice as a Gift a Teenager Might Open

Some good suggestions for ways to offer advice — and a few ways to avoid. Remember, too, that sometimes our teenagers don’t want advice, they just need a listening ear.

Back Off: It Doesn’t Matter What College Your Kids Attend

Sobering. And an important read for all parents.

What a Liberal Arts College Is and What You Should Know

As your student searches for that ”just right” college, make sure you understand what a liberal arts college is and what they have to offer.

College Admission and Parent Gratitude

This isn’t just for Thanksgiving!

Simple Pleasures Make College Homecoming Something Special

For every parents who worries about what will happen once their child leaves home — a wonderful reminder of what matters.



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