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.

How to Help Your Teen Build Resilience and Adaptability

These are crucial qualities for student success. There are ways that you can help your student strengthen them. Don’t miss the opportunities.

Ten Reasons Teens Have So Much Anxiety Today

A very helpful look at the many factors that can undermine your student’s sense of mental health. It’s never too late to address some of these issues, but the earlier you can get started, the better.

9 Tough Conversations Parents Need to Initiate

Have you had these conversations with your student? No question that they are awkward, but SO important.

There’s a Loneliness Crisis on College Campuses

Talk to your students about the importance of making friends on campus and becoming involved and engaged in activities. It doesn’t necessarily come naturally to this generation.

Changes to Your College Student’s Major

My take-aways, stay informed about the curriculum and work with your advisor or department. The college wants you to graduate and will help you adjust as needed.

How Dorm Rooms Can Affect Grades

No, it doesn’t have to do with your trip to Bed Bath and Beyond. But when you cringe at the starkness of your freshman’s new room on a long hall of other identical rooms, remember this article.

Strengthening the Parent-Child Relationship, Even in the Most Difficult Times

It doesn’t matter the age of your child, there will be tough times. Sage advice to keep in mind.

Explaining $80,000 in Student Loan Debt to a 17-year-old

This is a difficult job, but essential in today’s financial climate. Student debt may be unavoidable, but make sure your student understands how it works.

Should Your Child Take on Loans?

This is a great primer on the different types of loans. Your student may not have a choice about loans, but be sure you understand the differences in types.

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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