40 episodes

You don’t stop parenting the day you drop your student off to college on Move-in Day. Your role simply changes. (Actually, it’s not simple at all, but it changes.) You’re a parent for life. Join Lynn Abrahams and Vicki Nelson, higher education professionals and former college parents, as they explore the topics that can help you be a more effective and supportive parent to your college bound student. Whether you already have a child in college, college is still a year or more away, or your student is about to step out, start now to gather the information that empowers you to be an effective college success coach to your student.

College Parent Central Podcast Vicki Nelson and Lynn Abrahams

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You don’t stop parenting the day you drop your student off to college on Move-in Day. Your role simply changes. (Actually, it’s not simple at all, but it changes.) You’re a parent for life. Join Lynn Abrahams and Vicki Nelson, higher education professionals and former college parents, as they explore the topics that can help you be a more effective and supportive parent to your college bound student. Whether you already have a child in college, college is still a year or more away, or your student is about to step out, start now to gather the information that empowers you to be an effective college success coach to your student.

    #040 – Our Favorite Books to Share with College Students

    #040 – Our Favorite Books to Share with College Students

    The college journey actually begins in high school, so don’t wait until your student is in college to give them food for thought about the college experience. In this episode, Vicki and Lynn discuss some of their favorite books for you to share with your student. Reading these books will inspire students to take charge of the next step in their lives. Topics include making the most of your college experiences, understanding how your brain works, coping with health concerns on your own, and listening to advice from students who’ve gone before you. Several of these books will make ideal gifts for your high school or early college student (and don’t forget to sneak a read before you pass it along!).

    • 45 min
    #039 – Adulting: Can You Help Your Student Prepare for Life After College?

    #039 – Adulting: Can You Help Your Student Prepare for Life After College?

    It’s time to take a look at preparing our student for those first steps out of the door of college. Adulting means “behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.” Basically, it...

    • 44 min
    #038 The Addiction Inoculation: An Interview with Author Jessica Lahey

    #038 The Addiction Inoculation: An Interview with Author Jessica Lahey

    We were honored to be able to spend some time talking with Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed,  about her new book The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture...

    • 52 min
    #037 – A Discussion About Academic Coaching and Resilience: An Interview with Adina Glickman

    #037 – A Discussion About Academic Coaching and Resilience: An Interview with Adina Glickman

    In this episode Adina Glickman, Founder of Affinity Coaching joins Vicki and Lynn to talk about her Resilient Learner Model and how she coaches college students to meet their full potential. Adina’s background in social work as well as her tenure as...

    • 48 min
    #036 – What’s On Your Mind? Answering Some of Your Questions

    #036 – What’s On Your Mind? Answering Some of Your Questions

    In this episode Vicki and Lynn answer some of the questions that have come to College Parent Central. Topics include how to start the college search, access to student academic information (FERPA), what to do when your student is unhappy, and dealing...

    • 45 min
    #035 – Making the Most of Student/Professor Relationships

    #035 – Making the Most of Student/Professor Relationships

    Professor are people, too! When students get to college, they have an opportunity to work with experts and leaders in their field. But the relationship between professors and students requires effort on both sides. Vicki and Lynn help you understand how...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

SMP30975 ,

Great for parents with college freshman

I have three sons, one a college sophomore, one high school high school senior, and on a sophomore in high school.This is the only one of all the podcast that addresses the shift from high school to college. A fantastic podcast!

Sarahissofine ,

Very helpful

I found this podcast to be extremely helpful. I have a college freshman away from home at school in Covid. They gave helpful suggestions and strategies on how tomorrow effectively support our college student instead of rushing in to fix. Thank you great episode

Jenny.D68 ,

Thank you!!

Love the podcast. Just what I needed at just the right time. I have a college freshman away from home and the advice in your episodes is a tremendous help and comfort. The one on communication was particularly helpful. Keep ‘em coming!

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