#097 – Why Do Students Have Trouble Asking for the Help They Need?

It’s natural for students to struggle with college work. The problem we see isn’t the struggle or challenge, it is that students don’t always ask for the help they need. Colleges work hard to make sure students know about the resources available, so why don’t more students make use of them? In this episode, Lynn and Vicki explore some of the reasons students may be reluctant to get help and how parents can encourage their student to recognize and advocate for what they need.

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Sometimes, as college professors, we’re particularly frustrated when we see students who clearly need help of some sort but just don’t seem to be able to ask for that help. It prompted us to think about what’s going on – and how parents might help students. In this episode we talked about the problem, why students don’t get the help they need, and how parents can support them – remembering parents are on the sidelines at this point.

As we discussed this topic, we touched on several topics we’ve already covered in earlier podcasts –

#002 – Mid-Semester Check-in

#008 – Helping Your Student Take Advantage of College Resources

#064 – Supporting Students who Struggle – Continuing the Conversation with Dr. Lynn Zlotkowski

#083 – Why Are Students Reluctant to Connect with Professors

We also have some articles that may help –

5 Situations That May Be Paralyzing Your Student Right Now

Does Your College Student Know How to Advocate for What They Need?

Is Your New College Student a Victim of “Imposter Syndrome?”

Tutoring Can Help Your Student Succeed: Twelve Reasons to Start Early

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