How Parents Can Help Their College Student in Difficulty
Vicki Nelson - Founder, College Parent Central.
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.
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.