Sending your child off to college is a big step for both the student and the parent but there are some ways to help you child make the most of the college experience.
Give your student the freedom and independence he/she needs to grow into the college experience. Your student may still be living under your roof, but now is a great time to talk about any changing rules and expectations.
Help your student make his/her studies the primary focus in life when school is in session. Keep jobs, family responsibilities, and social life in a healthy balance that supports the student's educational goals. Encourage your student to consciouly manage time, energy, and money.
Encourage your student to get to know his/her professors outside of class, to make use of all campus support personnel and services, and to get involved in a sport or activity on campus. These connections will help a student persist in achieving his/her educational goals.