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First Year SUU
Transcript of First Year SUU
Parent Response to the Transition
Unsolicited advice Agenda Disclaimer Then & Now Student Transition I called home every Sunday Then They call all the time. Now I kept in touch with
friends by snail mail. Then They have instant contact
thanks to their smart phones,
laptops, and iPads etc. Now Class registration was
done with punch cards. Then Now Class registration is done from the comfort of their rooms. Then I was dropped off on move in day and saw mom and dad in November. Now They are dropped off on move in day and visit home nearly every weekend. Then Washing your hands meant soap and water. Now Washing your hands means antibacterial soap, water, hand sanitizer, and a paper towel to open the door... Then Now When a question arose books
were checked out of the library,
and phone calls were made. Go Google it. @ google.com Then Mom and Dad sat on the side line and watched Now Mom and Dad are on the field! Student Encounters Socially
Physically What can you do to help your Student? Encourage your student to talk with their professors during office hours before they get into academic difficulty. When your student encounters that first academic failure help them to process it realistically. Challenge and encourage them to find balance between work and play. Do your homework so you know what resources are available.
(remember what you have learned during this program) Help your student to break down problems so they are manageable. Serve as a sounding board not a problem solver. Be aware of your reaction and always assume good will. How do you manage this? Keep an open mind about the choices
your student makes. Avoid making judgements; ask open-ended
questions. Don't take their choices personally
they are trying to figure it all out
give them time and space Other things to Consider Accept their choice of major (every time!)
Be a coach not a rescuer
Remember that communication strengthens relationships
Help your student set realistic goals
Talk openly about finances
Don't visit campus unannounced The
Results What students think you should know:
Listen to me and hear what I'm saying
Tell me what you expect
Fill my mailbox
Don't just show up on campus Then Students took care of their own problems and gained independence. Now Parents rescue. Then I called to schedule a face to face appointment with my professor. Now They send an email or text expecting an immediate response.