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.
You’ve had the sex talk and the drinking talk and the money talk. Now there’s a new kind of talk that you need to have with your college student.
Sometimes, the hardest thing is getting started.
Our children may not be as bad as this article suggests, but it is definitely a cautionary tale.
Sooner or later, many college graduates will end up sharing their home with a roommate. This article can help them make that experience go more smoothly.
Nothing is definitive. Stats only tell part of the story. But do your homework so you can ask the right questions.
Yes, you can play an important role in this process, but know what that role is — and why it matters.
It’s a new way to explore, but you can still find out many things about a school — and some of them may surprise you.
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