College Parent News and Views – August 2023

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 in the comments below.

Young Adults Are Struggling with Their Mental Health. Is More Childhood Independence the Answer?

Don’t miss the part of the article that says it’s never too late to start. Help your student practice good mental health habits.

My Sloppy Approach to Picking a College, and Why It Worked Out In the End

A college choice doesn’t have to be a forever choice – and whether or not you stay, it’s what you do there that counts.

The Transition to College: Show Up

Great advice for new college students – and don’t miss the advice for parents near the end!

Parents, Here’s Why Your ‘C’ Average Kid Might Be Headed for Great Success

A great reminder for us all that real world skills are hugely valuable for so many reasons.

Federal Loans for Graduate Students On Track to Outpace Those for Undergaduates

If you have a student considering graduate school, this is important.

Emotional Intelligence for Students: Tips and Resources

This is a long infographic, but it would be great to share it with your student. Emotional Intelligence is more important for success than most students realize – and they can improve it!

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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2 thoughts on “College Parent News and Views – August 2023”

  1. Thanks for the feedback, Lauren. There’s lots of good information out there for all college parents, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to look. We hope our News and Views helps parents find some helpful info.

  2. This article is mainly addressing parents of new college students. The article gives helpful information on many important topics that may be of interest to parents as well as students.


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