Author: Pamela Williams

The legal documents you need when your child turns 18

Posted by on July 27, 2023

When your teen reaches the age of 18, even though you may still think of them as children, under the law they have now achieved adult status. That status allows them to vote, serve in the military, serve on a jury, sign a contract, and get married without your consent. Although they still can’t do certain things, like drink alcohol or rent cars, their legal status is decidedly different than it was at 17.

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College readiness checklist for parents

Posted by on July 18, 2023

Recent high school graduates are busy enjoying their final weeks of summer, and soon they will be stepping onto college campuses for the first time to enter a new chapter.

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Executive Function Advising through Student Accessibility and Testing

Posted by on July 18, 2023

Fall 2023 openings are available in Student Accessibility and Testing’s Executive Function Advising (EFA) Program. This program provides individualized support for students with disabilities that impact executive function as they make the transition from high school to Missouri S&T.

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Preparing for college when my student has a disability

Posted by on July 6, 2023

Most college students can just show up on move-in day, attend orientation, and settle in without a hitch. However, for students with disabilities, including chronic health or mental health conditions, or physical or learning challenges, the process of transitioning to college should begin well before moving in.

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Check in on your student’s mental health and well-being

Posted by on June 27, 2023

Over the summer is a good time to check in on your student’s mental health and well-being. Did you know that, according to the 2023 Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors, almost 30% of surveyed S&T students identify with a sexual orientation other than heterosexual?

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On the path to purpose

Posted by on May 23, 2023

Your young adult may be on a path to finding their purpose in life, or they may feel completely lost and unsure of what to do. You’ve laid the groundwork. As young as elementary school you’ve likely asked your child, what do you want to be when you grow up? You may have had conversations […]

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Welcome home for the summer! Here are the ground rules.

Posted by on May 10, 2023

My husband and I have been empty nesters for almost a year now. While it certainly took us a while to get used to the deafening silence, and the aches in our hearts, we adjusted rather quickly to the many benefits: lower grocery bills, and less laundry, cooking, cleaning, and nagging. We’ve eased into a […]

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Motivational help needed? Here are some words of wisdom!

Posted by on May 3, 2023

It is quite possible that your student could use some encouraging words as they face the semester ending with the busyness of project deadlines, final exams, and moving out. Don’t worry, your student is not alone and we have all been there. Whether they have failed a class, didn’t do well on a test, or just missed home, it can be difficult to have extra motivation as the semester ends. Here are some motivational and inspiring quotes to share with your student when they are feeling the extra stress.

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Helping your student as the semester ends

Posted by on April 26, 2023

The end of the semester is near and your college student may be feeling stressed. You wish you could help. Or perhaps it’s nearing the end of the semester and your college student is just a bit too relaxed about the urgency of the work that still needs to be done. You wish you could light a little fire under them.
In either of these cases, as a college parent, you may wonder what you can do to help your student cope with all that the end of a semester involves. The truth is that you are limited in what you can do to help — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t help in several important ways.

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Sleep and the college student

Posted by on April 18, 2023

As a therapist, I talk about sleep – a lot. One of the things I ask my clients about at our first appointment, and a topic we return to during most future appointments, is sleeping patterns. Are they having trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep? How many hours do they average per night? Sleep is crucial […]

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