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The Academic Talk Parents Should Have

The Academic Talk Parents Should Have

Parents who send their children off to college often have a checklist of topics to discuss to prepare them for the upcoming semester. There are talks about alcohol and drugs, talks about relationships and safe sex, [...]

Assistive Technology Solutions

Assistive Technology Solutions

With assistive technology advancements, the student with a learning disability has many more options to assist with academics. Keeping up to date with these new technologies can be a full time job for parents and students. [...]

#44 – Parent Stress and Adolescent DNA Change

#44 – Parent Stress and Adolescent DNA Change

Please click to listen to the WFIT Minute: Track #44 Parental Stress and Adolescent DNA Change Based on Research by Marilyn J. Essex, Ph.D. Psychology Science Minute written by Kyle Piecora, B.S. Parents worry about giving [...]

Eight Tips for Parents of University Students

Sometimes, parents have just as difficult of a time in the first-year transition as do their students! Here are eight tips for parents to help them (and their first-year university students) during the shift from high [...]

FERPA – What Parents and Students Should Know

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law that dictates what information university faculty and staff may share about a student. When a student is under the age of eighteen, parents have [...]

#9 – Praise…general traits or specific behaviors?

#9 – Praise…general traits or specific behaviors?

Please click here to listen to the WFIT Minute: Track 9 – Parent Praise Based on Research by Carolyn Dweck, Ph.D. Psychology Science Minute written by Juanita N. Baker, Ph.D. Psychology Science Minute brought to you [...]

The University Parent – Part 3

The University Parent – Part 3

During the academic year, the Academic Support Center staff has the privilege of meeting parents of prospective students during on-campus events. From campus tours to department showcases, these events are attended by parents and students to [...]

The University Parent – Part 2

The University Parent – Part 2

Around the third or fourth week of the semester, most students encounter the first exam in their courses. Although many university level courses have a midterm/final model of assessment with some quizzes in between, several of [...]

The University Parent – Part 1

The semester has started, and you have found yourself faced with a wealth of texts and social networking posts from your university student. “It’s too difficult!” “I can’t ask for help!” “My instructors hate me!” “There’s [...]