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...

Paying For College: What You Need To Know

College Parents of America president James A. Boyle joined financial aid directors from New York University, Penn State and Wesleyan, as well as representatives from Sallie Mae and FinAid.org, in a live webcast on Tuesday, April 6 from 7 – 8:30 PM EDT: WSJ On Campus...

Bye Bye Baby Boomers

As college student affairs administrators gather in Chicago for their annual convention, they are coming to grips with a whole new generation of individuals invading their campuses. I’m not talking about a new generation of students, but a transitioning generation of...

The Early-Bird Dilemma

When Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Virginia announced last fall that they would drop their early admissions options because they gave an unfair advantage to affluent students, many college counselors held their breath. Would early decision go the way of...

Tuition Insurance Now Available to All College Parents

All of us have learned through experience, and occasionally from hard knocks, that it is best to insure an expensive purchase, whether it is a home, car, plane fare, luxury good or electronic device. Yet until now, one of the most expensive purchases that parents make...

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