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Helping Your College Student Get Ahead in the New Year – 21 Helpful Posts for January

January always brings with it the promise of new beginnings and the hope for a fresh start in many areas of our lives.  For college students and their parents, January marks the beginning of a new semester and all that it promises, as well as the start of a new year.

If the fall semester was a bit rocky at times, either personally, socially, or academically, this is a chance to start over again – with a lot of wisdom gathered during that first semester.   For students who began their college career in the fall, the return to college for a second semester marks an opportunity to put into place important lessons learned during that sometimes tumultuous first semester.  For students nearing the end of their college career, the new beginning of the year also marks the beginning of a transition to a new post-college phase.  For parents, new beginnings for students may mean important new beginnings on parenting phases as well.

Here are a few posts that might be especially helpful at this time of the year.  Think about how you can help your students get off to a great start this semester.

Resolutions for improvement and/or a new approach

New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your High School or College Student

New Year’s Resolutions for High School Parents and Their College Bound Students

New Year’s Resolutions for College Parents and Their College Students

Ten Parental Habits That Can Negatively Affect Your College Student

How – and Why – To Help Your College Student Create a Budget

Encouraging Your Student to Exercise in College

Helping Your Student With Goal Setting – and Action Plans

Why You Should Encourage Your College Student to Get Involved on Campus

Is Your College Student’s Dorm Room Too Comfortable?

Are Extracurricular Activities Really “Extra”?  Why Your Student Should Participate

Ten Wise Decisions Your College Student Can Make to Improve His GPA


Building on the past and moving forward

Parenting Your College Student Through the Transfer Process

What to Do If Your College Student Is On Academic Probation

What to Do If Your Student Is Academically Dismissed from College

Nine Ways to Help Your College Student Get a Fresh Start for the Second Semester

How to Help Your Student Use the College Appeal Process Effectively

Helping Your College Student Jump Start the Second Semester

Helping Your College Student “Supersize” His College Experience

Helping Your College Student Be a Better Student: Twelve Questions to Ask

When the College Experience Hits a Roadblock: Helping Your Student Deal with Dissatisfaction

Is Your College Student Getting in His Own Way?



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