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

Important way of redefining success and how to achieve it.

What a College Minor Is and Why It Matters

A major/minor combination can be a factor that sets your student apart. Talk about options and remind your student to start early.

Ready or Not? What to Do When Your Teen Isn’t Ready for College

This is a good reminder that not every student is ready to go directly from high school to college. It’s important for parents to stay open and flexible about the options.

These Are the Words Your Teen Applying to College Needs to Hear from You

Be sure to read to the end of this article to see the quote. It’s a good one to keep in mind as you enter the college admission season.

Parents: Before You Yell at Your School Counselor

A solemn reminder to stop and think before you pick up the phone.

College Applications: What I’ve Learned as a Parent the Second Time Around

Take a breath, everyone!

What You Should Know About Student Jobs

Students who work during college — a limited number of hours — actually do better academically.

7 College Tips for Adults: Adjusting to Parenting an Adult

So simple. So basic.  So important.

How to Connect with Your Kids’ Digital Interests and Become a Media Mentor

It’s never too late to start. And it’s so important.

Helping Students with Intellectual Disabilities Conquer College

College can be for most students — with the right program.

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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