Thursday, August 19, 2010

Links for the College-Bound Frosh (& their Parents!)

As a Mom whose "been there" -- launching college freshmen into the great beyond, I've compiled a quick list for parents and college students of links that maybe helpful.  

Articles for College-bound Freshmen:
  • Matthew Warner's advice for the College-bound Catholic student.
  • Busted Halo's Freshman Survival Guide for 2010 is very comprehensive.
  • Aggie Catholics has more advice for students, and a few well chosen words for parents here.
  • A roll-call to pray for College-bound students over at Faith and Family... add a name here
  • Advice from a Catholic student for incoming freshmen.
  • Tips on managing money for college freshman are here.
UPDATE: First Things is hosting their first ever "Students of Faith" survey that hopes to offer "students and parents adequate insight into how schools stack up in relation to matters of faith, religious practice, religious and political bias in the classroom, support for religious groups, and the relations of faith to the actual currents in contemporary student life." Check it out here, and pass it on to the college students you know!   
HT: Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress.
Previous Among Women podcasts that may be helpful for parents and students:

For parents only, some of my thoughts from previous writings:  
  • "A Boy, A Man, A Mom": Reflection (2006) of launching the now-college grad below. 
  • "One Last Kiss": Reflection (2008) on saying good-bye to my girl.  
  • "Launching A Son: A Mom Reflects": Recent reflection (2010) on the new college grad.
For parents only, thoughts from writers at Faith and Family:

What we are is God's gift to us.
What we become is our gift to God.  
~Eleanor Powell

The Gohn Sibs 
One half-way through college, one college graduate, one filling out applications. 
(Not pictured:  proud parents with questionable bank balances.)

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