Overcoming obstacles

Overcoming obstacles

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First-year college students face many challenges as they adjust to their new lives. Usually they can take small obstacles and minor failures in stride, but sometimes their struggles are more serious. If a problem begins to seem overwhelming, students may feel as if they can’t “do college.” Common problems for new students include: Feeling unable

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House rules over the holidays

House rules over the holidays

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If your kitchen looks like this one when your college student is home, you may have landed on the wrong website! For the rest of us, we’ve updated Scott’s classic article because it turns out it’s timeless — originally written for Thanksgiving Break, but possibly even more applicable to interterm and summer vacations when students are home for longer

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Talk about health

Talk about health

The pace of college life is invigorating, but it can also be exhausting. Whenever you have the chance, take time to mentor your student in healthy life habits. Here are tips to share and discuss! Managing stress Stress in college doesn’t have to be a given. There are many proven ways to manage stress. Cardio

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Working with professors

Working with professors

Your student’s college professor is more than just an educator. The professor can be a valuable asset both during college and after graduation. The relationship between your student and their professors is also an important mentoring opportunity. It’s important for your student to establish relationships with their professors early in their college career. Where does

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