College Parent News and Views – October 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.

Q: “My Child is Going to College! How Can We Make Sure He Stays There?”

Eight absolute musts for students with learning challenges – or really any student.

College Scoops Podcast Episode: How to Best Support Your College Freshman

Vicki and Lynn joined Moira McCullough on the College Scoops podcast to talk about the challenges parents often face as their child heads off to college.

The Twin Parent’s Guide to College Admissions

This one’s certainly not for everyone, but if you have twins, you’re in a unique position. This might help. At least you’ll know you’re not alone.

Tips for First-Generation Students Applying to College

The college admission process is daunting for everyone. It can be especially overwhelming for the first students in a family to attend college. Every bit of advice helps.

How Colleges Are Making Study Abroad Programs More Accessible

Studying abroad in college can be a wonderful experience, but some students think it can never happen for them. Colleges are working to change that.

Ten Things You Should Stop Expecting from Your Teen

Food for thought.  I found myself guilty of several of these.

The Teen Mental Health Crisis: What Adults Can Do to Help

One of the worst feelings for a parent is that helpless feeling when someone you love is suffering. This may help – at least a little.

Signs Your Child May Have Developed a Smart Phone Addiction

Many parents worry about this. Know some facts. Read the tips.

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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