When your college student began college you both had high hopes and expectations. You knew that there would be challenges ahead, but you both did everything that you could to prepare. Now your student seems to be struggling and having difficulty at college. You may be feeling helpless and concerned for her. Perhaps she hasn’t applied herself to studying, or perhaps she doesn’t understand what is required to succeed in college, or perhaps she has worked hard but is still unable to accomplish what she needs to do.
Whatever the reasons may be, your college student is now struggling and you want to know what you can do to help. Obviously, every situation is different and every family dynamic is different, but here are some posts that may help you as you try to decide how you can help support your student as he works to improve his situation.
What To Do If Your Student Is Academically Dismissed From College
What To Do If Your College Student is On Academic Probation
Helping Your College Student Avoid “How Do I Tell My Parents?” Fears
What Do I Do If My College Student is Homesick?
Is Your College Student Academically At-Risk?
Should My College Student Consider Withdrawing from a Class?
What to Expect from Your College Student’s First Semester Grades
Help! My College Student Wants to Drop Out of College!
Understanding Causes and Difficulties
Help Freshmen Understand the Differences Between HS and College
Help Freshmen Overcome First Semester Challenges
The Path to Graduation: What’s Your Student’s Timeline?
Are There Secrets to College Success?
Helping Your College Student Make Sense of Midterm Grades
Why is My Student In “Developmental Classes”?
Beating the Procrastination Monster: How College Parents Can Help
The Course Syllabus: Roadmap to Success
Who Is Advising My College Student About Academic Issues?
Helping Your College Student Find Support on Campus
Should My College Student Consider Summer Classes?
Helping Your College Student Be a Better Student: Twelve Questions to Ask
Location, Location, Location: Where’s Your College Student Studying?
Ten Suggestions to Help Students Through the Stress of Midterm Exams
Why Your College Student Should Talk To Her Professor If She’s Struggling
How Parents Can Help College Students Value Their Mistakes
The Semester’s Final Push – Can Parents Help?
Parenting Your College Student Through the Transfer Process – Part 1
Parenting Your College Student Through the Transfer Process – Part 2
Parenting Your College Student Through the Transfer Process – Part 3
Many students may encounter difficulties at some point during their college career. The lessons that they learn from these difficulties, and the way in which they handle these difficulties, can be some of the most valuable lessons of college. As a parent, you can help guide your college student towards possible solutions. Remember that you are both on the same side – you both want a successful outcome. Your support and guidance can make the difference in how your student faces his challenges.