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...

Empty Nest

Don’t worry if you’re feeling a little sad about your student leaving home for the first time – it’s perfectly normal, assures Dr. Bill Pfohl, a professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University. (And yes, it will get easier!) If it hasn’t...

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