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.

Our Kids and Teens Are Not Okay: The Crisis Parents Face

How can we redirect a student that was striving and help them thrive in these challenging times?

Five Steps to College Accommodations: A Guide for Students with Learning Differences

Be sure you understand the differences between high school and college, and know how to find potential accommodations.

How to Sabotage Your Chance of Getting Into College

Every parent needs to have THIS talk with their student.

Thousands of College Scholarships Go Unclaimed Each Year: Here’s How You Can Take Advantage of Them

Is your student leaving money on the table? Applying for scholarships can take work, but it can be worth it.

Yes, Average Students Do Succeed in College

Sometimes, attitude matters more than aptitude. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being ”average.” Help your student find the right college for them.

I Want to Be Prepared for the College Application Process. How Do I Help?

This process can be intimidating for everyone. You don’t need to know it all. You don’t need to stay totally out of it. Learn together.

10 Things Parents of College Bound Students Need to Do

Great list of suggestions. Some are hard, but worth the effort.

7 Things High School Juniors Can Do Now

Don’t wait to get started. It will make things easier later.

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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