College Parent News and Views – April 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.

The Ten Biggest Mistakes Parents Make on Campus Visits

Campus visits are so important. Be sure you and your student make the most of them.

9 Ways to Help Your Teen with the College Decision

It’s such a difficult decision for students, but it must be their decision.

8 Ways for High School Students to Spend Spring Break

Yes, Break is meant to be a break. But your student can also use some of that time productively.

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: Supporting Mental Health in Kids and Teens

Good advice about everyday things we can do to help our kids,

How After School Programs Can Harm Teens’ Health

If a little bit of something is good, is more better? Maybe not.

This is the No.1 Thing that Influences Gen Z’s Happiness, a New Survey Shows

There’s a lot going on for our kids these days. Understanding some of it can help you relate to and support your student.

Teenagers Who Use Internet to Excess ‘More Likely to Skip School’

Good parental relations, longer nightly weekday sleep and physical activity all emerged as significantly protective, with more of each factor associated with a steadily decreasing risk of truancy and school absences due to illness.

Parenting a College Student

There’s so much to share about how to parent when your student heads to college. (That’s why we have an entire website and podcast.) Here’s some simple, but essential advice from a counselor who’s seen it all.

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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