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.
Legal Advice for Parents with Kids in that Awkward Stage’ of Semi-Adulthood
Whether your child is away at college or not, it’s important to know your rights, limitations, and that value of important paperwork when your child is not quite a child any more.
What Parents Need to Teach College-Bound Students About Money
Start to talk about money early and talk about it often. Students want to be financially literate but they need someone to teach them.
Share this with your student. Then join them as they watch, listen and read. It will make us all a bit more ”life ready.”
When to Let Juniors Own Their College Admissions Process (Hint: It’s Now)
This doesn’t mean you back off completely, but letting them be in the driver’s seat make a difference.
Pandemic Changed the FAFSA Rules
Streamlined is a good thing!!
Wheels On Campus: A Guide to Wheelchair Friendly Higher Education
This is a little different. Rather than an article, this is a link to a Guidebook produced by New Mobility. It contains a wealth of information for anyone who relies on a wheelchair and is considering higher education. If you know anyone who might benefit from this, please pass the information along.
How Has Covid-19 Affected Young People?
This is a comprehensive look at the effect this pandemic has had on our teens and college age students.
Should You Take a Gap Year Before Medical School?
If you have a student who is considering going on to medical school, this article may provide some food for thought.
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