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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Freshman summer melt

Freshman summer melt

It’s the summer before freshman year of college, a time your student has anticipated for months (or even years). You’re both busy ticking things off checklists — they’ve filled out umpteen required forms and been in touch with their new roommate; you’re starting to outfit the residence hall room. And then your student decides they don’t

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