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.
Internet Gaming and College Students
Screentime of all kinds can be a problem. Note how much time your college student spends on video games and determine whether you need to talk to them about it.
How Practicing Kindness Can Enhance Your Teen’s Wellbeing
We could probably all use a little bit of this. Share the idea with your student.
Michelle Obama Gets Real with College Freshmen: Eat Veggies, Don’t Blow Financial Aid on ‘Bad Shoes & Nice Nails’
This contains essential advice for all students to consider. That first semester can be hard.
Should You Live On or Off Campus?
This is an important decision and can have a major effect on success. But each student is different and will have different needs. Consider this choice carefully.
Want to Help Your Kid in High School? One Teacher Shows How
We all want to help our students make the most of high school and college years. Here are some great suggestions.
Six Essential Campus Resources: Hints for Wise Students
Many students know what campus resources are available, but they don’t take advantage of them. Make sure your student acts wisely.
Should College Students Have Credit Cards?
The answer to this question will be different for different families, but this is definitely a conversation you and your student should have.
Don’t Be Silent – Preventing and Standing Up to Bullying in College
Share this with your college student.
Conquering 13 Common College Freshmen Fears
Talk to your student about these. It helps to know you’re not alone. And then talk about 1 thing that your student can do to combat each of these fears.
Leaving My Pet Behind
Sometimes we forget how important these bonds can be.
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