5 Communication Tips for College Parents

5 Communication Tips for College Parents

As high school seniors choose the colleges they’ll attend this fall, many parents are finding that a Relationships 101 course is not only a good idea, it’s required.  Teresa Cowan, 44, of Detroit took a crash course. When her son, Cassly Sullen III, left...

What’s in a Name? The Labels Our Students Wear

Name-calling, labeling, is almost always based on a generalization and stereotype and we need to value and respect people as individuals, so name-calling is probably best avoided.  However, some of the labels that are given to people may have a grain of truth in...

Your Student’s Class Schedule

One very important task that each college student faces each semester is choosing their classes for the next semester. As parents of college students, we may feel that we should have some input.  Discussing your college student’s class choices is always a good thing. ...
Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Of course your student needs textbooks in college . . . maybe. Textbooks are expensive. The cost of producing most textbooks is high and the costs are passed along to the students.  One study conducted by the College Board has estimated that most students should...

Hidden Costs of College – Meal Plans & More

The New York Times published a useful article that highlights the challenges facing families and students managing the costs of college. Take note, that some schools are implementing mandatory meal plans not just for on campus students but also for off-campus...