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.

How Teens Use Downtime to Connect, Distract, or Reflect

We may have lots of downtime these days, or feel busier than ever. But whether it’s an hour or a few minutes, how we use that time makes a difference — not just for teens, but for all of us.

How Much Spending Money Does My College Student Need?

It’s hard to determine how much your student may need until they are actually living at college. But it may be more than you anticipate.

Gratitude, Curiosity, and Building Character in Teens

If you’re the parent of teenagers, this interview with Angela Duckworth has valuable information. Be sure to listen to part 2 of the interview as well.

Colleges Are Cutting Programs Because of Coronavirus — What You Need to Know

Double and triple check programs and services at the colleges your student is considering. A lot will be changing in the next couple of years.

9 TED Talks Every College Grad Needs to Hear on Life, Money and Career Success

Don’t we all love TED Talks? Here is a curated list of talks that will help your college grad, or soon-to-be college grad feel more confident about facing ”real life.”

Didn’t Get Enough Financial Aid for College? You Can Ask for More Money

”You never know unless you ask.”

What to Pack in a Covid Go-Bag If Your College Kid Needs to Quarantine

We all hope it doesn’t come to it, but many students may need to quarantine for a while if their friends, dormmates, or other contacts test positive.  Help them be prepared.

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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