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.

Parents of College Kids Won’t Stop Having ”The Talk” About Covid-19 Protocol

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.

A Simple Way to Start the College Conversation with Your Teen

Sometimes, the hardest thing is getting started.

Helicopter Parenting Leads to Serious Workplace Setbacks

Our children may not be as bad as this article suggests, but it is definitely a cautionary tale.

How to Best Set Up Your Home for Living with a Roommate

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.

Researching Whether a College Will Close

Nothing is definitive.  Stats only tell part of the story.  But do your homework so you can ask the right questions.

Experts Offer Four Reasons Why Kids Need to Own Their College Essays — and One Way Parents Can Help

Yes, you can play an important role in this process, but know what that role is — and why it matters.

How to Choose a College When You Can’t Leave the House

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.

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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2 thoughts on “College Parent News and Views”

  1. Thanks for your comment, Lily. Yes, it’s been a tough couple of years for everyone. It’s so different when the college students are home – difficult for everyone. Hope you find something helpful. Hang in there!

  2. Thanks for sharing article. As a parent, I always worry for my children at college. Especially, when they can’t go to college at all as they need to study online. Less talks and events to visit, less places to see. I’ll read posts out and hope it will help me not to go cranky :)


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