This week I share some advice from a student, advice from a faculty member and a few things to consider before charging you to write a letter to your college student.
Let me be clear, I am not a therapist or psychologist. I’m a mom that has done a lot of work on my own mind so I can be a better person, mom, wife, daughter, friend.
Why is putting our feelings into words beneficial? A brain imaging study by UCLA psychologists which appears in the journal Psychological Science, may give us the answer. Verbalizing our negative feelings makes excessive or persistent sadness, anger and pain less intense.
Do the work yourself to see.
When you recognize the feeling of uneasiness stop.
Either verbal label the feeling or write it down. “I am feeling anxious, nervous, uneasy, apprehensive.” You get my drift. According to science the response in your brain happens because you have...
While your student is no longer a toddler and under your roof 24/7 your attitude and behavior still influence them and how they think/respond.
How to help your college student by helping yourself.
I'm covering the top 6 categories of campus that will look different for fall 2020.
Your kiddo wants to return to campus. Your stance on the pandemic….social distancing, masks, vaccines…..is important but I want to share some things you can help your student investigate and get prepared now….before they need it or to have it ready to go when they arrive.
COVID-19 is not the reason for virtual orientations this summer.
Many colleges and universities have offered a virtual experience for the families that can’t make the trip for one or two days due to cost, work, or their student’s extra curricular activities. How do you and your student make the most of your virtual experience.