#025 – College Parenting Up Close: When Your Student Lives at Home

Your college student may be living at home out of choice or out of necessity. Whether they are taking fully online classes or commuting to campus, your role as a college parent changes and will require some new thinking and communication skills. In this episode Vicki and Lynn discuss some of the problems students living home may encounter and how to support your student in their transition. As you and your student continually re-evaluate your living situation and roles, you have the opportunity to establish lasting and rewarding ways of being together as adults.

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With so many colleges choosing to offer their fall courses online, more and more parents will be parenting their college students living at home.  For many families, this is going to be a major shift from what they have anticipated. It has the potential to be difficult for everyone – for many reasons.

In this episode, we try to help parents anticipate some of the issues that may come up as well as think about how they can best support their college student under their roof.

We mentioned three earlier podcast episodes that may be helpful:

#005 – Communicating with Your College Student

#009 – The Importance of Anticipating the Key Differences Between High School and College

#019 – Students With Learning Differences: What Are the Key Changes Between High School and College?

You might also find our episode about continuing to stay focused while taking online classes at home helpful.

#015 – Special Episode – COVID-19 – One Month In: Challenges of Staying the Course

Here are a few helpful earlier articles on other topics we mentioned:

Managing Time, Managing Self – College Freshman Challenge

12 Topics Parents Should Cover to Help College Students Gain Financial Literacy

Getting to Know Your Emerging Adult College Student

Study Away – Alternative to Study Abroad

Understanding Why Your College Student Wants to Study Abroad

Don’t forget that you can listen to all of our previous podcast episodes here or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also go to followthepodcast.com/collegeparentcentral to add our podcast so that you’ll receive each new episode as we release it.

Let us know what you’d like to hear about on future podcasts! Leave a comment below or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.

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