#045 – Transitioning from Summer to College: The Importance of the First Six Weeks – Part 3

In this final part of our summer college preparation series, Lynn and Vicki discuss how to support your student on Move-In Day and throughout their first six weeks on campus. Parents and students who are prepared for the emotional peaks and valleys of transitioning into the world of college, are better able to feel in control of their experiences. In this episode we offer suggestions for how to support your student on this exciting new journey.

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In case you missed them, you might want to start with Parts 1 and 2 of this series. You can find them wherever you like to listen to podcasts or here on College Parent Central”

#043 – Using Summer to Help Your Student Prepare for College – Part 1

#044 – Summer Conversations to Help Your Student Prepare for College – Part 2

As we discussed Move-In Day and your student’s transition to college during the first weeks of the fall semester, we referenced several earlier podcast episodes that expand on some of the things we covered. Here are some of the episodes you might find useful.

#021 – College Roommates: Navigating This Complex Relationship

#012 – Talking About the First Year Experience – An Interview with Dr. Silas Pearman

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

#008 – Helping Your Student Take Advantage of College Resources

Lynn also mentioned one of her favorite books for college parents:

The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only by Harlan Cohen. It’s a great book to help you understand how to help your student.

And if you’re not sure you’re comfortable starting a conversation with your student about alcohol and drugs, or if you’re not convinced you need to have the conversation, we highly recommend Jessica Lahey’s new book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. It’s a compelling read and not only full of essential information, Lahey includes suggested prompts for getting the conversation started.

We also had the opportunity to interview Jess Lahey on the podcast. We highly recommend this episode: #038 – The Addiction Inoculation: An Interview with Author Jessica Lahey

And if you’d like a deeper dive into some of the topics we discussed, here are some College Parent Central articles that will help.

The Importance of the First Six Weeks of College

How Parents Can Help Make College Move-in Day a Success

The Culture Shock of Adjusting to College

14 Suggestions of What to Do If (Not Necessarily When) Your Student Is Homesick

Friends Along the Way: Your College Student’s Search for Friends

Is Your Student’s College Dorm Room Too Comfortable?

And don’t forget that you can listen to all of our previous podcast episodes here or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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


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