Research + News | Topic: Parents

Connecting With College Students Over Break

Parents all over the country are anticipating their young adult kids coming home for the holiday break. For some, it’s the first time they’ve been home since they sent them off and set them up for the college school year. Home will feel like home again.

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Goodbyes of Summer: As Teens Leave for College, Families Feel Jumble of Emotions

When Victoria Dawson flew last week from Washington, D.C., to Boulder, Colo., to drop off her daughter Ellie for her freshman year of college, she and Ellie’s father saw it as a chance for some final quality time together. Read the full article here.

‘Launch’ Plan Gets Your Grown Kids Off Your Couch

A plan for launching your grown children out on their own. Read the advice column here.

Helicopter Parenting Can Hinder College-Age Kids

A new study finds that parents who are too involved with their college-age kids could indirectly lead to issues such as depression and anxiety.

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The 8 Life Skills All 18-Year-Olds Should Have: A Checklist For Parents

If we want our kids to have a shot at making it in the world as 18-year-olds, without the umbilical cord of the cell phone being their go-to solution in all manner of things, they’re going to need a set of basic life skills.

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Push, Don’t Crush, the Students

An articles from The New York Times takes a look at the balance of pushing students to achieve and pushing them so far that the pressure crushes them.

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Former Stanford Dean Explains Why Helicopter Parenting Is Ruining A Generation Of Children

From the article:

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.

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Kids of Helicopter Parents are Sputtering Out

Recent studies suggest that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college. Read the article here.

Most Students Expect Parents’ Financial Help After College

According to Upromise, more than 2/3 of students expect mom and dad to financially support them after college graduation. Read the article here.

A Perfect Storm is Heading Toward Higher Education

With too-high tuition and unhappy parents, college administrators better get ready for some changes. Read the article here.