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Parent and Family Resources

Parents play a vital role in the academic success of their student and although it may be difficult to see your student leave home, remember that they are learning skills that will lead not only to a successful education and career, but also to a satisfying life. As a student becomes more self-sufficient, their reliance on you will begin to change. Your college student needs the freedom to create their own personal goals and plans, and seek the counsel of professors and friends. However, it will be important for your student to know the security of home is always there, and that a parent is still a parent even when encouraging and allowing more independence.