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.
Moving from high school to college involves so many transitions! Students can anticipate many of them, but the changes in the classroom may be more than they anticipate.
Some of these are ingenious! Check them out.
Hopefully, you won’t need to worry, but here are some things to watch for. Keep the communication channels open.
Resilience is an important characteristic for college success. Do all you can to help your student build it.
This is a great way to look at the challenges that your first-year college student can face.
I’m not completely comfortable with this if we’re trying to let our kids know we trust them. What do you think?
Talking to your student about mental health can be awkward. But it’s crucial that we get past the hesitation. This article explains why.
Mental health is a growing concern on college campuses. Make sure you address the topic with your college student.
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