Advice To Parents/Family Members
- Listen with an open mind. Be supportive and don't trivialize your student's concerns.
- Discuss values, but don't give lectures.
- Be prepared for your student's conflicting emotions as the day of departure approaches.
- If you take your student to campus, don't expect to spend a lot of time together. Orientation is designed to foster separation.
- Be a coach rather than a rescuer: Encourage your student to use the resources at college. Learn what the resources are. Keep all materials from orientation in an accessible place.
- Be an anchor; don't make major changes at home without informing your student first.
- Keep in touch; write letters/e-mails and send care packages if your student lives away from home.
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