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.

Graduation Homework: Six Summer Assignments to Make You Really Ready for College

College success is about so much more than academics. Make sure your student spends some time preparing for their new life and environment.

Six Ways College Might Look Different in the Fall

Nothing is going to be the same in the fall as we all search for that illusive ”new normal” and college is no different.

A Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Students with Anxiety

This isn’t just for teachers.  Good information and advice for parents, too.  And maybe you’d like to share it with any teachers you know

Earning a College Degree on Zoom May Not Be the Same, But There Are Unique Benefits, Experts Say

College students have learned to adapt in new ways this year, and they will carry new skills into their workplace with them.

How to Send Your Kid to College: Parenting 101 for the Pandemic

In more ”normal” times, the biggest decisions most high school seniors need to make is which college to attend.  This year, the big decision may be whether to attend college this fall or to stay home.

Here’s What Parents Are Telling Us About Their Students Going to College Next Fall

Grown & Flown conducted a survey of 157,000 parents on Facebook to see what they will do if college is online in the fall.  The numbers may surprise you.

Dorm Room Tips for an Easy Move Out Experience

It’s strange to be thinking about moving out just as you are moving in, but it does make sense this year. Just a couple of extra thoughts and tips can make it easier if your student needs to leave school unexpectedly.

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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