Dear Bears, Let’s talk about finals! They may not be the most popular things on your calendar, but they are important. I’m not saying I’m an expert, but I have had six semesters of trial and error here at Missouri State and I think I have found the top five things needed to thrive during finals time. Make a priority list Who doesn’t love a good list? I enjoy making to-do … [Read more...] about Zoë says … Thrive with these five
Hang in there, friends! I know I am starting to feel stress creep up on me after being in class for so long, and I am sure you are too. I just have a few quick tips that I use to help get through this crazy time. First of all: SLEEP. It seems silly to say, but sometimes sleep is one of the main things that get pushed by a student who is focusing on the many aspects of … [Read more...] about Zoë Says…Beat the Stress!
Stress — it should be a four letter word. We all have it, hate it, and deal with it. It’s the reason we devour pounds of chocolate. Through the years we have learned ways of handling stress that work best for us. College students are a bit different though. They have been shielded somewhat from the stress of what we will call “real life.” As they grew up, yes, they knew … [Read more...] about The Stress of College Life – Encouraging your Student to be Healthy
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