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Advice for Families of Current Students

So you’ve moved your student into the dorm, hugged your student good bye, shed a few tears and have driven back home.  Mission accomplished, back to your normal life. Your student will figure everything out, right?  Well, maybe.  Just because your student is in college doesn’t mean your work as a parent is done.   Your student may no longer live in your house and may be over the age of 18, but your student will continue to rely on you as s/he progresses through her/his college career.  Sure, your relationship will change, but that’s to be expected.  Your student will continue to view you as the ultimate authority figure on most things and will ask your advice when making important decisions.  To help you and your family support and guide your college student, we recommend that families of first year students visit the First Year Experience website for important information.  Parents and families of sophomores and juniors can visit the website of our sophomore/junior success program, Extremes, for information and tips to help students stay on track during the middle college years.

 

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