Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

By Patricia Helton and Jo Calhoun Of all the fears we may have about our college students’ safety, sexual assault ranks near the top. Given recent national news, we understandably worry about our daughters (primarily) becoming victims of assault or our sons (primarily) being accused of committing it. Research indicates that college-aged adults are at increased

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Spring semester action items for your college student

Spring semester action items for your college student

Students are back on campus following a well-deserved winter break. Spring semester will soon be in full swing! In addition to coursework and extracurricular commitments (and of course their social life), there are activities and tasks that are unique to the second semester. This Top 5 should be on your student’s radar: 1. Meeting with an

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Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Good nutrition is the foundation for feeling energetic, alert and strong, but eating well can be a challenge for college students who live off campus. They are at the mercy of student budgets, transportation limitations and novice (or nonexistent!) cooking skills. I know because I have seen my own two college-aged children struggle to prepare easy,

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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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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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