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.

Why Is Finding a Job After College So Tough?

If your student is just starting college, or at least still a ways off from being on the job market, this may seem like information you don’t need yet.  But sharing this information with your student early can help him begin to prepare for the new world of hiring.

Help Your Kids Slow Down,Reach Higher

A cautionary message for all of us.  Don’t dismiss this if your kids are older.  And by the way, when is the last time you spent some time playing?

Social Media Posts Could Affect College Applications

Have you had the ”social media” talk with your student?  It matters.  Don’t delay.

Employers Want Soft Skills from Graduates

Make sure your student is working on those soft skills (listening, critical thinking, communication) during college.  This can set them apart.

Stop Saying These Ten Things to Your Teenagers

I’ll admit to some of these.  They’re always said with good intentions, but not always with thought to the hidden messages.

Becoming an Adult: Why More Adolescents Now Say, Don’t Rush Me!’

These kids today!  Every generation has said it. But there’s a different shift happening today with our kids.  Great article to help you understand that what you see in your kids may not be unique.

Taking a Gap Year? Fill Out the Financial Aid Forms Anyway

This is crucial advice for students planning to defer entrance to college.  Don’t miss out on financial aid opportunities because you wait.

Young Adult Identity Development: A Parent’s Guide

Think you know your student well?  Many of us don’t.  This article is a good explanation of the many factors at play as our students try to develop their sense of identity.

How to Win at College: A Professor’s 5 Easy Secrets for Success

We know the parent perspective.  We think about the student perspective.  Here are some tips from the faculty perspective. Faculty members see and work with students every day so they often have great ideas about what works.

Find these articles from around the web interesting and useful?  Sign up for our mailing list (below) and receive a new list in your inbox each month.  The more you know, the more you can help your student.

1 thought on “College Parent News and Views”

  1. Hi Guys, I really appreciate that because while I am reading, I am learning how I can help my Son to grow up his dream. And then you help me, too to understand his life out his parents. Thank you so much.


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