Written By Marc Lehman, Owner and Family Therapist at
U ARE HEARD LLC
It’s hard to believe that another semester has flown by so quickly! If you’re the parent of a college student, there are a few things you can do to help your child finish strong and get ready for winter break. From ensuring that all assignments are turned in on time to helping your student make a plan for post-graduation, here’s a checklist of things every parent of a college student should be doing at the end of the semester.
1. Check in with your student regularly. The end of the semester is a busy time for everyone, but it’s especially hectic for college students. Between final exams, papers, and projects, your child may be feeling overwhelmed. Checking in regularly will help you ensure that your student is staying on top of everything and not getting too stressed out.
2. Help your student make a plan for post-graduation. If your child is graduating this semester or next, now is the time to start making plans for life after college. Whether your child is looking for a job or planning to go to grad school, sit down and help them map out their next steps. This will give them a sense of direction and purpose as they begin this new chapter in their lives.
3. Make sure all assignments are turned in on time. The end of the semester is notorious for being crammed with deadlines. Help your student stay organized by making sure all assignments are turned in on time. This will help them finish the semester on a high note and avoid any last-minute scrambling.
4. Encourage your student to take some time for themselves. With everything that’s going on, it’s important for your student to take some time for themselves. Encourage them to relax and recharge before heading into winter break. A little rest and relaxation now will help them come back refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes their way next semester.
The end of the semester can be a busy and stressful time for college students—but with a little help from their parents, they can finish strong and get ready for the holiday break! By checking in regularly, helping with post-graduation plans, and making sure all assignments are turned in on time, parents can play an important role in helping their students succeed. So if you’re the parent of a college student, use this checklist as your guide to navigate the end of the semester like a pro!