Note: Today’s post is from Waleed Ahmed, associate director of enrollment management and student success at Longwood.
Fall break starts this evening, and I’m sure every freshman is looking forward to taking a deep breath after the last few months that have been packed with a lot of “firsts.”
All of those “firsts” typically cause a whirlwind of emotions—some positive and some challenging—and, as a parent, it’s not always easy to know how to help your student handle the newfound independence of college life and the challenges of higher-level classes.
I’d like to share some resources with you that may help as you welcome your freshman back with loving arms and support them over the break.
- How to Help Your Child Seek Out Support for Common Problems in College
- How to Help Your College Freshman When They’re Homesick
- A Parent’s Guide to College Student Mental Health
If your child is experiencing a lot of emotional and psychological strains, please encourage them to contact Longwood Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) when they return next week. CAPS is a valuable resource dedicated to providing support for students in need.