The First Year is a Big Deal

Parents of new college students recognize that the transition to college is a BIG deal.   The transition is a major life event for both students and the family.  In fact, according to the research by UCLA – about 25% of freshmen students do not progress...

Twitter & College Parents

Twitter isn’t for everyone, but it sure can benefit parents to stay in touch with campus life and resources to help your college student. Before sharing our list of some of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow we should suggest some important # (hashtags) to...

Best of Apps for College Students and their Families

Many families ask us for the best apps to suggest to their college student.  Our favorite list of Free Apps that Make College Life Simple was recently published by GradGuard – http://blog.gradguard.com/2012/06/7-free-apps-that-make-college-life-simple/  We are...

Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network

College students are moving in for the new school year, but some parents may not be emotionally ready for it. On August 31, 2011 Vicky Nelson, Editor of College Parents of America, talks to Joy Cardin, Ideas Network on Wisconsin Public Radio about the role of the...

Warning! Helicopter Parents at 1,000 Feet!

Do you hover low to the ground, micromanaging your collegebound kids from a helicopter pilot seat directly overhead? Or, in contrast to so-called helicopter parents, do you assume your not-quite-yet-launched kids need so little oversight you become what parenting...

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