Over the next few weeks thousands of students will begin a new school year. Many of those students will be going off to college for the first time. While this is an exciting time for both students and parents alike, this is also time of fear for many students. While the excitement will make for an energetic first few weeks, many students will not return for the spring semester.
We have done a great deal of research on the attitudinal barriers to student success and there are specific fears that students have. Many of those fears center around family support, peer support, and academic ability. By applying some basic principles parents can help ensure that their kids will be successful their freshman year in college.
If you know someone going to college this fall take a look at our summary for a few key areas where you can help your student succeed.