#094 – What to Do When (If) Your College Student Is Homesick

It isn’t inevitable that your college student will experience homesickness, but if they do, knowing why it happens and what to do will help you be prepared. In this episode, Lynn and Vicki discuss the factors that can cause college student homesickness, how to prevent it, and some strategies for how parents can help their student cope. 

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We don’t want to think about our student being homesick, but we know it’s a possibility but isn’t necessarily inevitable. Today we decided to talk about the topic. We talked about when homesickness might happen, a few things to do to prevent it, why it happens, and what parents can do to help.

Helping students realize that feeling homesick is a normal feeling for many new college students is important. According to one study we talked about close to 65% of new students felt homesick.

If you’d like to follow up with some if these ideas, here are some articles that may help:

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

What Do I Do If My Student is Homesick?

Should My Student Come Home for Weekends?

15 Tips to Help You and Your Student Cope with Change

Is Your New College Student a Victim of ”Impostor Syndrome?”

College Parents Can Help Freshmen Overcome First Semester Challenges

Sending Your Student the Best College Care Package Ever

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