Parents and Family

Helicopter or lighthouse parent – which will you be?

Posted by on August 22, 2023

Helicopter parents are the moms and dads that hover, swoop in and solve every problem for their child. They intervene when it’s not appropriate to do so. If you’re sending your teen off to college, now is the time to back off. Helicopter parenting has become such a phenomenon that many colleges and universities are adding that very session topic to their freshman parent orientation programming.

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Returning home to the emptier nest

Posted by on August 16, 2023

We know this day is coming. We hope for it, work hard for it, and yet…we can find ourselves wishing it away when it arrives. For 18 years, we prepare to take our kids to college. We cultivate their independence, encourage their achievements, and sit alongside them through the roller coaster ride of college admissions.

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Take full advantage of the S&T website!

Posted by on August 8, 2023

When your son or daughter was in the midst of the search process for college, chances are that he or she (and possibly you) spent countless hours poring over college websites. College websites have become an extremely important admissions tool. Many students who visit colleges say that they were drawn to a particular college because of its website. Admissions professionals work hard to make their sites not only informative, but also appealing and representative of the institution.

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Get ready, get set, let’s talk!

Posted by on August 1, 2023

It’s nearly here! Your student is looking forward to leaving your home soon for their first year of college. They are excited about meeting new friends, ordering late night pizza, and stepping out on their own. Which are all great, but let’s also be practical. To reduce misunderstandings or conflict, here are some nitty-gritty talking points you may want to discuss with your student before they leave for college.

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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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