College Parent News and Views – October 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.

10 Things You’re Probably Doing for Your Teen That’s Preventing Them from Adulting

Probably most of us are guilty of at least a few of these. I know I was.

Building a College List

Some good suggestions for your student getting started in the Admission process – from a counselor who knows . . .

5 Common Mistakes in College Essays and How to Avoid Them

If your student is working on those college essays, share this article with them.

Preparing for Senior Year of High School: Do’s and Don’ts for College Hopefuls

There’s lots to do during senior year.

10 Questions to Ask a Teenager to Start an Important Conversation

Interesting questions. These might get you started thinking of some of your own.

Pros, Cons of High School Jobs for College Applicants

It’s worth thinking about whether that high school job is worth it. For many students, it is invaluable, for others, their time might be better spent otherwise.

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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