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.
Explaining $80 Thousand in Student Loan Debt to a 17-Year-Old
This is such an important conversation. The earlier it happens the better. What can your student do during high school to be ready to reduce the cost of college?
A College Admission Holiday: Friends and Family Guide
We all need a break — especially this year. Make sure you give your aspiring college student one.
When Your Choice of Major Doesn’t Coincide with Your Experience
What if your student wants a particular major, but doesn’t have the qualifications to be admitted to that major? Good advice here for parents to share with their students.
Listen and Connect: How Parents Can Support Teens’ Mental Health Right Now
This article has such important advice. I love that it begins by reminding us to check in on ourselves first.
Cheating in Online School? Some Students and Parents Say It’s OK
This is an important ”talk” you should have with your student. Are you both on the same page? Have you discussed why or why not?
Nurturing Grit and Character in Teens
Don’t miss this one. Angela Duckworth wrote the book on Grit, and it’s a huge piece of success.
30 Questions to Help Your Student Reflect on 2020 and Plan for 2021
These are good suggestions for everyone. Parents, pay attention!
Demystify the College Accommodation Process — Start the Conversation in High School
The earlier the better. Your student needs to be part of this process and needs to learn to self-advocate.
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