#076 – Answering Parent Questions and Concerns

In this episode Vicki and Lynn answer some of the questions they have heard from parents. Topics include transferring colleges, readmission and appeal, timing of internships, and how to figure out how things are really going for your student. We don’t have all of the answers, but we share our observation based on our professional and personal experience.

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We did something we haven’t done in a while in this episode. We took a look at some of the questions we’ve received from parents. We know that if one person asks a question there’s a good chance that others have the same question. It’s always rewarding for us to think about what parents want to know.

We had questions of all kinds and we touched on a lot of topics.

  • Should my student have a job while in school?
  • Who can my student talk to if they want to transfer?
  • We miss our student! Should they come home every weekend?
  • Should I be worried about how much my student is going out with friends and drinking? They’re studying abroad and so far away!
  • How soon is too soon for my student to do an internship?
  • What should be in a good student appeal letter for reinstatement?
  • Can a student who bombed out first year of college get a clean slate somewhere else? Do they need to send their transcript?
  • What should I do when my student comes home for a visit and doesn’t want to go back to school?
  • How can I tell if my student is really adjusting and doing well?

These are such important questions, and we enjoyed exploring them. If you have a question you’d like to hear us discuss, please leave a comment here or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com. We’ll get to as many as we can in a future episode!

If you’d like to explore any of these topics further, here are some articles and earlier podcast episodes that may help.

Should My Student Have a Job at School?

Parenting Your College Transfer Student: Navigating the Decision, the Process and the Transition

#30 – Transfer Students: Making Decisions and Navigating the Process

Should My Student Come Home for Weekends?

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We can’t recommend Jessica Lahey’s book enough. Check out our review of the book.

#59 – Preparing for Internships and Career: An Interview with Bob MacNeil

How to Help Your Student Use the Appeal Process Effectively

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