College Parent News and Views – March 2022

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.

3 Documents Every Teen Needs Before Heading Off to College

Make sure your student has these ”just in case.”

Amid a National Mental Health Crisis for Kids, Here’s How Parents Can Help

It’s a hidden, or not so hidden, consequence of what we’ve all been living through, but many of our kids can’t cope.

21 Cheat Codes for Parenting Teenagers — Because This Level Is Really Hard

Sound familiar? It’s good to know you’re not alone.

Helping High School Students Who’ve Fallen Off the College Track

These have been difficult years for everyone, but especially for high school students — some of whom have spent more than 2 years in Covid mode.  If your student feels paralyzed, work with them to explore options.

Bringing College Into High Schools

Early college definitely isn’t for everyone, but can be a great option for some. Learn what it is.

How to Convince Your Teenager to Go to College

The title of this article doesn’t say it all. Not everyone follows the same path, and it’s not about convincing your student to do something. Rather, it’s about exploring. This article will help you think about how to do that.

The Difference Between Stress and Anxiety (and How Your Student Can Handle Both)

So many students are feeling both stress and anxiety these days. Recognizing them, understanding them, and dealing with them is essential.

Skipping Class, Hating College. What to Know. How to Help.

Watch for the signs — don’t panic — and partner with the college.

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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