College Parent News and Views – August 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.

7 Health Tips Every College Bound Teen Needs to Know

Of course we worry about your student’s health. That’s what parents do. But if your teen knows these tips, you may at least worry less.

Striking a Balance Between Tech Time and Face Time with Your Teen

This is a delicate balance for so many of us. These suggestions might help.

Understanding Your Finances: A Guide for College Students

A helpful guide to share with your student.

To My Teen Heading to College, Let These Lessons Sink In Before You Go

These are good, important lessons. But if they’re not the lessons you want your teen to absorb, consider what those lessons are – and share them.

What a Liberal Arts College Is and What Students Should Know

Don’t make assumptions. Talk to your student about the different kinds of colleges and help them think about what is going to serve them best.

Homesickness in College: 22 Tips to Cope

If your student is having trouble adjusting and making the transition, share some of these ideas.

What Really Happens After College Drop-Off?

Once you leave, the work of transitioning begins in full force for your student.

How to Send Your Kids to College with the Right Life Skills

Sometimes it’s the little things we take for granted that can make all of the difference.

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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