It seems as though the entire world has turned upside down. As the coronavirus rages worldwide, most colleges are sending students home to complete their coursework online. College-at-home comes with significant challenges for both students and their parents. This special episode contains essential suggestions for helping students learn to adjust to their new online learning environment.
In this episode, Vicki and Lynn share some suggestions for parents to help make their student’s transition to home and a new online learning environment go more smoothly. We’re all struggling to find a “new normal,” at least for a while. Perhaps the biggest message for all of us right now is that we will need to be patient with one another – and believe that we will all make it through.
Here are a few additional articles that may be helpful as parents – and students – struggle to cope.
This first article covers some of the elements we discussed more fully in the podcast. It will give you something to refer to as you try to adapt.
There’s is nothing that can prepare us for a situation such as the one we are now all facing but, hopefully, you’ll find some elements here that you can apply to the changes we are now all facing.
Communication is especially important during this difficult time.
For many students, especially seniors, being forced to leave campus means potentially cancelling many of those important final semester activities that mean so much – including possibly Commencement. Your student may be more disappointed than they let on, or even realize. Try to help them cope with those feelings.
Above all, stay positive, find ways to enjoy being together, get outside if you can, and find ways to laugh.