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Here's an interesting article from the administrative perspective with some thoughts in balancing parenting a college student while giving the student autonomy. The author includes her experience as a parent of a college student and how she understands involved parents of college students.

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Life happens all around us every day. While we can't always control what happens, we can choose to control how we react to that. Here's an interesting talk about becoming comfortable in and after difficult situations. 

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Set you and your student up for success as you transition into the Tiger Nation!

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If you ever think you're alone in this as a parent with a college student, you're not! Check out statistics for the past year to see what your peers are up to.

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You want to hear your student's concerns, but you don't want to make their stress worse. This article shares some thoughts on how focusing on the negatives of your student's experiences during your communication can make matters worse.

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Check out this short article for some tips on helping your student and yourself in the transition to becoming a Tiger!

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Check out this short article on allowing your students room for independence, especially at the start of the semester!

How healthy do you think it is for students and parents to talk, text, Skype, and Facebook so frequently? What do you see as the pros and cons of so much contact?


Similarly, what if your student has learning and attention issues? What is the beneficial balance of providing support and encouraging independence?


What are you doing as parents to help your growing children take responsibility for their behavior and promote independence? What else might you consider? What tips from The iConnected Parent seem easiest to implement, and which ones seem more difficult?
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