The moment you’ve been waiting for—and simultaneously dreading for 18 years—is finally here. There’s no more putting it off: Your baby has left the house and is in college. We won’t pretend this is easy. You’ve had a son or daughter in your house for nearly two decades, and now the silence is deafening. But while your first impulse may be to call, text, FaceTime, or secretly … [Read more...] about Five Tips For Dealing With An Empty Nest: Helping Parents Play It Cool And Give College Students Space
There’s one big concern that parents have when a child leaves for college: “Will they stay in touch with me?” Almost every parent worries their son or daughter will just decide not to call again because: 1) he has gained independence or 2) he will simply forget to call amid the hustle and bustle of his freshman year. Thank goodness it doesn’t play out exactly like that. Yes, … [Read more...] about Ask Priscilla – Will my student stay in touch with me when he is at college?
Letting your student know that their family is cheering them on during exam time provides that extra boost needed to finish the semester out on a strong note. Here are some tips to help you support your student: Encouraging and motivational messages go a long way. Offer support by sending a text, card, email or post to the student’s Facebook page. Quick positive messages … [Read more...] about Exam Time is Approaching – Offer Support and Encouragement – Tips for Parents
The days are warming up and your student is counting down until summer break begins. Transitioning your student back into home may require some planning and conversation to ensure that each of you have enjoyable coexistence. Your student has discovered a new found freedom and since of independent responsibility while away at school. Establishing a plan of action, instead of … [Read more...] about How to Plan for your Student’s Return Home for the Summer