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Tips for Parents to Help Their Student

DO encourage. 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.