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3 For You: What to Expect When You’re Expecting...A College Freshman

Episode Summary

Sending a child to college is a major transition for the whole family. Higher education administrator Dana Bekurs, Louisiana/Lafayette, joins the podcast to discuss her experiences with parents of first-year college students and offer her three best tips for navigating this rite of passage.

Episode Notes

This episode of the podcast takes a glimpse at what it’s like to send your student to college. Tri Delta alumna and volunteer Dana Bekurs, Louisiana/Lafayette, has over 25 years of higher education experience, specifically with first-year students and parents.  She offers a look at parents of college students today and what to expect and plan for when a student begins collegiate life. This first year of college provides challenges, successes and change for the student and the parent. Students find independence, learn balance and explore new opportunities. It's important to learn how to support your student – while not doing everything for them! Parents must learn to manage their own expectations when it comes to challenges their child may face. She also discusses what it means to have a growth mindset and how to embrace the challenge and learn from experiences. 

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