#031 – 30 Episodes In! Reflecting on the Past Year of the College Parent Central Podcast

The College Parent Central Podcast is one year old! During this year, we’ve explored a range of key topics for college parents. In this episode Lynn and Vicki reflect on how the College Parent Central podcast began and where the journey has led throughout this most unusual year. This episode explores some of the core themes that can help parents feel less overwhelmed as they embrace their new college parent role. Join the hosts as they reflect on the past year and preview a new season of the podcast in 2021. 

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In this episode, we take some time to look back at the past year (and what a year it was!) and to reflect about what we’ve covered in our first thirty episodes. Vicki and Lynn both share their stories about “how it all began,” and talk about some of their favorite and most popular episodes.

We hope this episode will entice you to go back and listen to some of the episodes you may have missed – or to re-listen to some that may be more relevant to your needs now.

If you’d like to find descriptions and links to all thirty of this year’s episodes, you can find them here.

As we mentioned in the episode, if you need some fireside reading this winter, you can check out episode #020 – Favorite Summer Reads  (they work as well by the fire as they do at the beach) or check out our full list of recommended books for a wider assortment.  This list has some books you might share with your student as well.

If you still need some gift suggestions for your student, check out our most recent article about Holiday Gift Suggestions for your student, or go to our full list of nearly 100 holiday gift ideas.

If you’re a high school parent wondering how you can help your student prepare for success in college, you might consider our e-book, 60 Practical Tips for Using the High School Years to Prepare for College Success. There’s more to college prep than the application process, and getting an early start is important.

Finally, we ended with a wish for our second year of podcasts. We’d like to hear from you! We talk about topics that we think are important and helpful, but we’d really love to know what you want to hear about.  Let us know the topics that you wish we’d cover. Let us know whether our conversations are helpful. Please help us connect.  Send us an email at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.

Thanks for joining us as we celebrate our first year of podcasting and look forward to exciting new topics in 2021. Let’s all make a New Year’s wish for a better year to come.

Don’t forget that you can listen to all of our previous podcast episodes here or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also go to followthepodcast.com/collegeparentcentral to add our podcast so that you’ll receive each new episode as we release it.

Let us know what you’d like to hear about on future podcasts! Leave a comment here or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.

And finally, a request for your help. Podcast ratings and reviews are important to help our podcast become visible to more people who might want or need the information we share. We’ve made it even easier for you to leave us a review! Simply go to lovethepodcast.com/collegeparentcentral and leave us rating or review.

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