College Parent News & 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 Child Reduce Their Stress and Thrive During College

Stress among college students is at an all-time high. Understanding how to deal with it is important for parents. If it’s not your child, it may be the child of someone you know.

How Parenting Styles Affect Kids: Snowplow vs. Submarine

Are you a snowplow or a submarine? Which one is more useful?

Twelve Thoughts to Keep in Mind When Deciding If College Is Right for You

It’s possible that college isn’t right for everyone. If your student is on the fence, here are some important things to consider.

Unpopular Advice People Are Too Afraid to Give To College Graduates and Their Parents

If you have a college graduate — or will have one in a year or two — here’s some good advice to share — even if it is unpopular.

Some Parents Turn to Insurance to Protect the Cost of Their Kids’ Education

Tuition insurance may be just the right thing for some families, but be sure to do your homework first.

4 Reasons to Visit Colleges Early

Don’t wait until the last minute.  Give your student time to process and think about what they’ve seen and experienced.

There’s More to College Than Getting Into College

Very insightful piece on factors that can truly matter in college. Make sure your student knows what to look for and do after they are admitted.

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.

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