I know and you know you have no reason to feel guilty. About the year they’ve had, about the pandemic, about their feelings of isolation, about their grades, and the list can go on.
BUT I also know the feeling as a mom of wanting so desperately to save my kids any heartache or hardship. It hurts my heart to see them struggle. But that is the thing….they need to struggle to learn and become resourceful, resilient, strong, and successful. That is the juxtaposition.
Here are three tactics I’ve used to put that mom guilt back in the box when she surfaces.
This article goes into some of the adult child types that may trigger manipulation.
When your student doesn’t know what major they want, I’ll share some ways you can coach them about which program to start in….how to explore.
It’s never a good result when a student enrolls in a major of their parents choice. College is hard enough when you are motivated to succeed in a discipline of your choosing. It gets worse when you add the pressure and frustration that this is your parents choice.
Have them look inside/reflect. Even if your student cannot articulate their degree choice, have them really spend time thinking about how they’d like to spend their time over the next 30-40 years.
If they have a few ideas but aren’t confident, you may suggest ...
This is never a fun topic but it does happen. I’m going to walk you through the three things your student needs to do next.
I hear it...I don’t know what happened. I registered for the course and it just disappeared. Here are the top 5 reasons why they may happen.
As we begin to reflect on the past year and consider what 2021 may bring us I always appreciate others sharing their top podcasts for the year. Here are mine and why.
Sneak peak into Module ONE
Let’s assess what got your student here. This is the shortest of the three modules but can be the hardest. Realizing that your student’s semester doesn’t reflect their true ability may be easy, but the hard work comes in when you and your student need to be objective in assessing how they got there.
As we begin to reflect on the past year and consider what 2021 may bring us I always appreciate others sharing their top reads for the year. Here are mine and why.
This is a revisit of Episode 16 a bit because end of term business doesn’t change a lot. Even with COVID.
Let’s talk grades, what do they mean, how to access your GPA status and 3 things to do now.
So now what? Three things
This one is dedicated to all the parents with highschool seniors. It’s my effort to help get you ready for what’s to come. In all fairness, you seasoned parents may get something new or yell out in solidarity with me!
All the portals
In an effort to get to know why I’m the way I am, a few episodes will be dedicated to sharing some of my story. This week I’ve decided to share some of my Drew’s story.