Help your student power through finals

Help your student power through finals

The weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break are tough on students. No way to sugar coat it. They are buried in work: reading, exam preparation, final projects, more reading, paper writing, etc. Some first-year students experience another wave of homesickness after the Thanksgiving holiday. Seniors are extra stressed as they work on theses and capstone

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When to visit the campus health center

When to visit the campus health center

The health center is right on campus, convenient, and staffed with professionals who will know when a problem is treatable or when your student should be referred to a specialist or sent to the emergency room. Students should feel comfortable taking advantage of campus health resources, and parents should feel confident that they will receive

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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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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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Have “The Talk” about drugs and alcohol with your student

Have “The Talk” about drugs and alcohol with your student

It’s October, and college kids are deep into their first semester. They are settled into their residence halls, have figured out their meal plans and are finishing up their first round of mid-terms. Many students have participated in fall rush (Greek life) festivities and are now a pledge of a fraternity or sorority chapter. Students may

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  • Great article. It reminded me to ask my high school senior about which of her preferred colleges have reached out about a regional event. We attended an event like this with our older daughter who was attending school far from home and it was very valuable.