How do I engage with my student if I think they’re struggling?
As a parent or caregiver, it’s instinctual to want to jump in and fix an issue that you think is affecting your child. College is a time of transition and change, and some struggles are normal and expected. If you think your child is having a hard time at WPI, try to talk with them first, asking if they want or need help with anything. Lend yourself to be an active and empathic listener. Additional parent resources are available on the Student Development & Counseling Center website.