||DON'T nag or harass.
|DO keep listening and communicating with your student.
||DON'T tell your student what to do.
|DO insist that your student take responsibility for his/her choices, decisions and actions.
||DON'T take over and assume responsibility for your student.
|DO keep in touch - establish a pattern such as a weekly letter, phone call, or a brief daily e-mail.
||DON'T insist on frequent visits home or daily phone calls.
|DO be empathetic as your student makes this challenging transition.
||DON'T feel sorry for your student. Instead, convey the attitude that this is life.
|DO support your student's positive steps towards independence by asking, "What are you going to do about it?"
||DON'T intervene on their behalf without allowing your student to attempt to resolve the issue first.