Perhaps one of the most basic things we think about when we send our student away to college is her health and safety. Yes, we want our student to succeed academically, make friends, be engaged, and prepare for a career; but first and foremost, we want to know that our student will be safe and be able to stay healthy — both physically and mentally. But it is not always easy to do this when we are miles away and may not see our student for weeks.
Here are a few posts with suggestions about ways to help your student think about staying healthy and safe. Share some of these ideas with your college student — or soon-to-be college student.
Your College Student’s Mental Health
Is Your College Student Stressed? Probably.
Talking to Your College Student About Stress
Parents Can Help Students with End-of-Semester Stress Meltdown
What Do I Do If My College Student Is Homesick?
Suggestions for Sending the Best College Care Package Ever
Sending Your College Student a Care Package
Your College Student’s Physical Health
Who’s Minding Your College Student’s Health?
Encouraging Your Student to Exercise in College
The Freshman 15: Will Your Student Gain More From College Than You Expected?
Helping Your College Student Stay Healthy Living in the Dorm
Send Your Student to College with a ”Comfort Pack”
What to Do If Your College Student Is Sick at School
Send Your Student to College with a Dorm First Aid Kit
Keeping Your College Student Safe
Talk to Your Student About Preventing Theft in College
Eight Phone Numbers Your College Student Should Have in Her Cell Phone
Legislation for Campus Safety: Reassurance for Parents of College Students
Discussing Campus Safety with Your College Student
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