College Parent News and Views – December 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.

Handline College Admission Decisions: A Sidecar Parent’s Guide

Being in the sidecar (or on the sideline) can be a scary ride — or a wonderful adventure! Either way, it’s often hard not to be in the driver’s seat.

Help Your Undecided Student Find Their Ikigai

It’s an interesting concept — and if you don’t know what Ikigai is (I didn’t) read this article to help your student in choosing both a college and a major.

Strengthening Relationships with Our College Aged Kids

When our kids come home for break, we walk a fine line between hovering and asking ”just enough.” This article will help.

How to Get Your Teens or College-Age Kids to Take Omicron Seriously

They’re home for break. Time to have a conversation. See if you’re all on the same page — and talk about it.

The Student’s Guide to Managing Stress in College

Students are often stressed — and these times are stressing students more than ever. This guide will help your student identify and deal with their stress.

Ride-Sharing Sexual Assault Safety Guide

If your student uses a ride-sharing service, as many do, there is information in this article that will help them stay safe. Share with your student.

How to Pay Less for College

Paying less is always a good thing. Be sure to check out the wide range of tips here.

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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