Parent Advisory Guidelines
At one time or another, your son/daughter may experience personal and/or academic difficulties. As a parent, it can be extremely frustrating not knowing what advice to give a troubled student. To assist parents in helping their sons/daughters find solutions to problems a Parent Advice Guideline was created.
The Parent Advisory Guideline is not designed for parents to solve students' problems, but rather to provide the parent and the student with the name, telephone number and location of a professional in the appropriate university department who can offer the student with the best guidance for a particular situation. Because problem solving is an essential element in every student's growth process and a valuable learning experience for students, we suggest that you pass any information you receive through the Guideline onto your son/daughter to give him/her an opportunity, if at all possible, to resolve the difficulty.
While it may be very tempting to solve problems for your student, in most cases, you will be helping your son/daughter much more if you encourage him/her to seek out professionals on campus who are trained to work with students. Learning to use resources is a significant aspect and an essential outcome of higher education. The best thing you can do, as a parent, is to offer support, answer questions, and point your son/daughter in the right direction to find the resources that he/she needs and emphasize the importance of developing self-reliance.