Our Current Feature Articles:
Thank you to all the parents
and students who contributed the following articles to our site!!
- Steps You and Your College Student Can Take
to Reduce the Risks of Info Fraud
Presented by CollegeTipsForParents.org
The Grass is Fresher on the Other Side
This article presents an inside view of contemporary campus life and
the social scene at colleges, written by college freshman Kimberly
Guide to a Worry-Free Semester
Explains many reasons why parents should not be overly anxious
about having a child away at college. Written by college
student Caitlin Fahey.
Game of Survivor
- How to prevent your child from being
sucked into the “I’m independent! I can do whatever I want!” phase
Anne Tyra discusses her experiences as a parent whose oldest son
recently started college. Including typical worries of how well the
child will handle the responsibilities of life away from home.
- Common College Housing Mistakes
Shannon Bennett is currently a college student. Her article
discusses housing on and off campus, miss-information, living with
close friends, and other items college parents should be aware of.
- Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Karen Walasek provides entertaining accounts of her experiences as a
parent of an out-of-state college student. Humorous article for
college parents, which also includes valuable insights.
- To Text or Not to Text
College parent, Tina M. Radcliffe has written an entertaining and
informative article about contacting your college student. The
article discusses text messaging, and gives parents great tips,
lingo, and etiquette regarding text messaging.
College sophomore, Jen Danowitz discusses what often happens with
college students who are newly 'free' from parental oversight.
She also covers steps parents can take to establish and maintain
open and supportive communication with their college student.
Don’t Be Surprised – Read the Fine Print
College Parent, Patti McKenna provides an informative story
about unexpected expenses and liabilities when a student is away at
Oh Dear, I’m a newbie!
Excitement, Anxiety and Everything In Between
College Student, Talia Goren discusses the many new encounters that
all new college students go through; such as new surroundings, new
people, professors, etc. All this can be stressful to many young
people. She gives great suggestions on specific steps students can
take to make the transition less stressful. Her tips are also useful
suggestions for parents helping their children adapt to college
Susan Smith, has four children, one has a masters degree, one is
working on their masters, one is in a college Junior, and one is a
high school senior. She discuss the decision making process which
both parents and their children go through when selecting which
college to attend. Susan describes how each of her children
made their decisions, and how she involved herself in the process.
Advice To College Parents
Fran Gragg is the coordinator of the
parents association of a major university in the Midwest.
Ms. Gragg submitted this piece to us, which offers some great advice
for college parents.
Year College Students- Advantages of PT Jobs and Joining
- Stress Paper
Shannon Bennett is currently a college student. Her article
discusses the advantages of joining an organization, as well as the
benefits of obtaining a part time job.
Talia Goren, gives some
excellent tips on handling academic stresses of college. She
discussing important steps such as time management, maintaining
healthy eating and sleeping habits, and even the importance of
relaxing. These are great tips to pass along to your kids.
- School’s Out
Kimberly Tran wrote this article at the end of her freshman year.
She discusses moving away home, dealing with roommates, and how
relationships with parents can actually become closer while away at
college. She also offers a couple tips for parents.
College Parent Tina Radcliffe gives some great tips and advice about
handling the transition of having a college student returning home
for the summer break.
- Ways to Ease College Costs
Parent Patti McKenna, has some excellent ideas that she and her
daughter have adopted for saving money on college expenses. She
covers topics such as saving money on tuition, saving on room and
board, how to get scholarships, and saving on college
Prescription for College Health
Tina M. Radcliffe is a former R.N. with two students attending
Tina provides some useful information regarding planning ahead to
help ensure a more healthy college experience for your college
College student Kimberly Tran gives some excellent insights and
tips on buying furnishings and other items needed for college.
Her tips are useful for both parents and new college freshman as
well as experienced students.
-The College Deal
Second year student Kimberly Tran talks about the stresses relating to
the college application process; including coping with rejection
from your first choice college. She also give insights & ideas
to parents are how they can be supportive.
Comfort Traps First Year Students Face
Newly graduated college
student Shannon Bennett offers some great insights and thoughts
about common pitfalls and other issues that many college freshmen
face during their first year at college.
Some Topics which we will soon be featuring:
going at, and near campuses, including commuter campuses &
Safety & Security
on and around campus
with stress, uncertainty, and anxiety associated with having a
child in college.
management skills your young adult needs to know
Great gift ideas
for college students, and graduation gift ideas
What products &
services your college student needs and probably does not
Insurance - best
values and tips regarding:
Health Insurance, Car Insurance, Renters Insurance
college meal plans; ways to save on food costs
Apartment hunting checklist, dorm tips
Calling Plans, Calling Cards. Which are the best deals
Smart ways to buy
Computers & Software. Tips from experts.
Courses for the SAT ACT MCAT GMAT LSAT. Experts opinions.
Products and Services - which are worthwhile are which are not