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The 15 Best College Advice Posts: What Every Freshman & Their Parents Should Read Before College

Whether it’s your first child going off to college, or if you’re like us, your last, your head might be swimming with concerns and wondering what it’s really like out there in “college land”. It’s important for parents and their college bound students to be aware so that good choices can be made.

No need to worry, there are tons of information out there to answer most of your questions or concerns. And remember, the best time for parents to have the all important “talk” with their college bound child about expectations and concerns, is before you pack them up and drop them off. Preferably, when everyone is relaxed and in a good mood. After dorm shopping or ice cream or glass of wine (for mom), always worked well for us.

Here are some of the best on the web for you to share and discuss:

What Makes A Positive College Experience? ~ Tamar Lewin

Our Crazy College Crossroads ~ Frank Bruni

Stop Worrying About Your Child Getting Into College. Worry About What Happens Next. ~ Maria Kefalas

Starting College: A Guide For Parents ~ Marshall P. Duke

Ten Suggestions for Incoming Freshmen ~ Daniel R. Schwarz

Back to College Safety Tips for Students ~ The Kirkland Patch Staff

Having “The Talk” Before Your Child Leaves For College ~ Linda Wolff

How to Succeed in College: New Advice and Insights ~ Rahim Kanani

Relationship Advice for Roommates ~ Kinne Chapin

Top 5 Conversations to Have With Your College-Bound Teen ~ Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder

Alcohol, Peer Pressure, and Going Off to College ~ Talking Teenage

How to Make New Friends in College ~

Dropping Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind) by Linda Wolff

Tips for Staying Healthy in College (Avoiding the Freshman 15) ~ Emily Driscoll


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