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

College Students Turn to ”Adulting” Classes for Life Skills

Is college too late for learning life skills? Think about giving your student a head start by teaching these skills at home. Relieve some of the pressure in college.

Study: Only 9% of Parents Talk to Kids About Managing Student Loans

It’s important that your student be part of the process of acquiring and managing college financing. Make them part of the process.  Help them understand the value of their education.

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Do you?

FSU Research: Helicopter Parenting Hinders Children’s Self-Control Skills

It always comes from a good place, but be careful. Researcher from the study said, ”If you think you’re behaving in a way that’s counter-productive, take a moment and reflect.” That’s good advice.

Five Hard and Blunt Truths About College Life in 2019

The more you understand about college the more you’ll be able to support your student.

When to Cross the ”Let Them Fail to Succeed” Line and Get Involved

This is an important message. Finding the right balance isn’t easy.

Home for the Holidays — and Other Myths

This is a good reminder that when it comes to visits home by your college student, you’ll need to go with the flow.

Advice for College Students Studying Abroad, and Their Parents

There’s a lot to think about and plan for if your student is planning to study abroad. This article provides a good start.

The Post-Grad Adjustment Period

If you have a student approaching graduation, share this article with them. They don’t need to have all of the answers — or the dream job — right away.

FERPA, HIPAA and Important Family Decisions

When your student heads to college, their educational and health records move to their control. It’s essential that you talk to your student about how and why to share important information with you.


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