College Parent News and Views – January 2024

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.

You Have Submitted Your Applications, Now What?

This isn’t a brand new article, but the advice still holds. Don’t let your student drop the ball during senior year!

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

So many students let stress and anxiety get the better of them. Learning how to handle them can make an enormous difference.

How Involved Are You In Your Teen’s High School Education?

Involvement and engagement by parents is crucial to students’ success, but remember that it looks different in high school and in college.

The FAFSA Rollout Has Been Rough on Students. The Biggest Problem Is Yet to Come

Knowledge won’t fix the FAFSA issues, but it helps to understand as much as you can and to be prepared.

Being a Teen Has Always Been Hard: Now, It’s Especially So

This can help both parents and teens understand more about potential feelings. The more you know, the more you can help.

Advice for Parents and Caregivers on Teens and Mental Health

The more you know and understand about the current state of mental health in teens the better prepared you will be.

Experts on Kids and Social Media Weigh the Pros and Cons of “Growing Up In Public”

Growing up in the age of social media and the internet has made life different for our kids. Good or bad?

Strategic Summer Experiences Can Shape Success in College and Beyond

Not necessarily a help for getting into college, but these programs can help students succeed once they get there.

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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