College parenting means being concerned about many things when your student heads off to school. Naturally, one of the major areas of focus is your student’s academic success. You want your student to learn. You want your student to get good grades. You want your student to take the appropriate courses to be able to find a good job or get into a good graduate program.
Working with a good advisor will help your student make the course and schedule choices that are appropriate. Learning in those courses and achieving good grades includes many factors. Some of the most successful students may be those who have mastered three important skills. They understand the differences between high school work and college level work; they have learned the skill of good time management; and they seek the support or help that they may need early in the game.