Now that your student has transitioned to their new online college environment, they face new challenges. Staying motivated and focused isn’t easy. Students are overwhelmed by coursework, miss their friends and social life, and don’t know how long this new way of life will last. Although the college semester has a finish line, it still seems a long way off. In this episode Lynn and Vicki share with parents some observations about the specific challenges many students are facing right now both academically and in their daily lives as well as some suggestions for coping with these obstacles. Parents can’t fix all of their student’s issues, but understanding what they are can help parents provide the guidance students may need.
In this episode, Lynn and Vicki share some of the challenges their students have encountered as they have settled in to try to complete their work at home. The first transition to online learning was difficult for many students, but many have now found their routines. However new challenges arise as students face the loss of their friends and social life and realize that this stay-at-home life may last longer than they had expected. Students face new challenges now that the initial transition is over.
In case you missed it, listen to Episode #013 – Special Episode – COVID – 19 – When Your College Student Needs to Complete the Semester at Home where we discuss the transition issues that many students face. Some of those issues are still real for many students.
For those who would rather read, we also have an article on some of the same topics. Completing the College Year at Home.
If you’d like a view of learning-at-home from the professor’s view, read Vicki’s article for Collegiate Parent: I’m a Professor. Here’s What I’d Like Parents to Know as Learning Goes Online.
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