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.
We all love games. This is an interesting way to experiment and understand the difference choices can make for your student. Every decision has ramifications.
Anxiety in College: What We Know and How to Cope
What we know is that many college students experience anxiety. Here are some good suggestions for how to cope with what appears to be almost inevitable.
How to Talk to Your Teen About Paying for College: Six Things to Think About
Start these conversations early. Your student should be a partner in this process, and needs to understand how financial aid works and how much debt they will be taking on.
If your student plans to live off campus, or is even considering it, making sure they understand these terms will also open up the opportunity to talk about the decision.
Interested in the Military? Consider College ROTC.
ROTC isn’t for everyone, but it can be just the right choice for some. Understand what’s involved before deciding yes or no.
Planning for College Tours — Tips for Students with Health Conditions or Physical Disabilities
This is essential information if you have a student with any type of special needs.
5 Ways to Talk with Young Adults About Alcohol and Drugs
If you haven’t had this talk yet with your teen, now is the time to start. Consider these tips to get started and keep the conversation going.
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