College Parent News and Views – November 2021

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.

Teen Suicides Are On The Rise. Here’s What Parents Can Do to Slow the Trend

As uncomfortable as this topic may be, it’s something we all need to work on.

How Much Sleep Do College Students Need?

Sleep is one of the most important keys to college success and college students struggle with it. Do all you can to help your student understand how important it is. This guide can help.

After Winning a Scholarship, You Need to Keep It

No one wants to lose money for college. Make sure your student has the information they need to maintain any scholarships they are granted.

Transition to College: Here’s What Students Have to Say About It

How do you think your student might respond? If you can anticipate some of the challenges, you may be able to help your student overcome, or at least be prepared for, them.

Don’t Assume You Can’t Afford College

Colleges have mysterious ways of calculating their financial aid formulas. Don’t miss out on potential aid because you think you won’t be able to afford your share. You never know until you try.

The College Tour: Never Too Early

Well, second grade might be very early, but early tours do take some of the pressure off high school students — and can inspire younger students to aim for college.

Accommodations Alone Are Not the Key to College Success for Students with LD and ADHD

”I find that extended time for exams doesn’t help if I don’t know the content.” That really says it all. Lots of good information here about using support along with accommodations.

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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