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.

When to Quit College Sports

Being an athlete is part of the identity of many college students. They’ve played for as long as they can remember. But there may come a time when your student says they’re done.

Emotional Agility As a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings

The teen (and college) years can be an emotional roller coaster for many students. Helping them learn how to manage their feelings can be one key to success.

How the Coronavirus Can Disrupt Your Financial Aid

Be informed.

How to Make College Decisions When Campuses are Closed

This is going to be an interesting admissions season. If you have a HS senior trying to make a decision, they will need extra support.

Graduation, Financial Aid, Admissions — For This Year’s College Bound, the Future Is In Turmoil

It’s a new world for all of us. Everyone will find a way to adapt, but no one promises that it will be easy.

How to Help Your High School Senior Cope with Having Their Year Cut Short

It’s hard, maybe impossible, to put a positive spin on it. Here are some suggestions that may help — at least a little.

Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

Teenagers and young adults stuck at home and cut off from hanging with their friends are finding this time especially difficult. Understanding their perspective may help as you focus on keeping them motivated to continue social distancing.

How to Talk to Teens About the New Coronavirus

Help your students understand and give them a chance to talk things out.

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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