Supporting Your Student: Tips for Parents

Tips & Tricks

Below is a collection of one-page pdf documents that offer guidance on the many challenges parents encounter with their student. Download them and keep them handy as a reference.

Parenting an International College Student

Parenting Your Student During the Fall Semester

Parenting Your Student Through Homesickness

Parenting Your College Graduate

Parenting Your Student During Orientation

Family Weekend Parenting Tips

Helping Your Student to Navigate Problems

Parenting Your Student with Disabilities

Parent as Coach Approach

Parenting Your Stressed Student

Transitioning Your Student the Summer Before College

Webinars

These short pre-recorded web presentations offer incites into typical issues you may face as parents of college students. They are brought to you by Kay Kimball Gruder, founder of Successful College Parenting.

Navigating the Holidays 

Holidays and breaks can be a time of of both joy and stress. Learn about and anticipate some of the common areas of conflict that occur when a college student returns home. During this webinar you will also become aware of parenting traps and gain tips and strategies to pave the way for reducing stress and family tension during holidays and breaks.

Agenda: This webinar is 26 minutes in duration. It is brought to you by the Parent Office of Berklee College of Music and Kay Kimball Gruder, founder of Successful College Parenting. After attending this webinar you will receive a handout by e-mail highlighting the key tips and strategies discussed in the webinar.

Instruction to access this webinar:

  1. Go to http://SuccessfulCollegeParenting.WebEx.com
  2. Choose "Recorded Sessions" in the left sidebar menu
  3. Choose the "Berklee College: Navigating The Holidays - Session 20111015 1532-1
  4. Click "View" button.
  5. Enter recording password. The password for this webinar is BCMHoliday2day
  6. Enter the registration information and click the "Register" button

Parenting Your College Graduate

This webinar is designed to help you and your recent graduate live under one roof—whether it's for two weeks or two years. You will also gain tips for creating and establishing shared expectations and learn about the Top 10 Hot Zones for Conflict.

Agenda: This webinar is 15 minutes in duration. It is brought to you by the Parent Office of Berklee College of Music and Kay Kimball Gruder, founder of Successful College Parenting. After attending this webinar you will receive a handout by email highlighting the key tips and strategies discussed in the webinar.

Instructions to access this webinar:

  1. Go to http://SuccessfulCollegeParenting.WebEx.com
  2. Choose "Recorded Sessions" in the left sidebar menu
  3. Choose the "For Berklee College Parenting Your College Graduate-20120423 2305-3" session
  4. Click "View" button.
  5. Enter recording password. The password is BCPCG2Day
  6. Enter the registration information and click the "Register" button

Navigating Your Relationship with Your Student 

The opening weeks of the semester can be a roller coaster of emotion for new students. This webinar is designed for parents/guardians of students who entered Berklee College of Music this fall. Attendees will gain strategies to effectively guide and communicate with their student around common ups and downs that occur during the opening weeks and months of the academic year.

Agenda: This webinar is 28 minutes in duration. It is brought to you by the Parent Office of Berklee College of Music and Kay Kimball Gruder, founder of Successful College Parenting. After attending this webinar you will receive a handout by e-mail highlighting the key tips and strategies discussed in the webinar.

Instructions to access this webinar:

  1. Go to http://SuccessfulCollegeParenting.WebEx.com
  2. Choose "Recorded Sessions" in the left sidebar menu
  3. Choose the "Berklee College: Navigating Your Relationship With Your College Student - 20110909 1913-1" session
  4. Click "View" button.
  5. Enter recording password. The password is BCMSG2Day
  6. Enter the registration information and click the "Register" button

Saying Goodbye

Parents often ask, “Is it okay if I cry?” This webinar is designed for parents/guardians who wish to think about and shape the remaining days leading up to their student’s departure to college. It is not uncommon to feel that time is flying, and to experience heightened stress as the day draws near. Taking time now, to think about the important messages you seek to convey to your son or daughter will help you to find focus as you experience this transition of sending a young adult to college.

This webinar also provides tips and strategies to help you make sure your important messages are heard by your young adult.

Agenda: This webinar is 20 minutes in duration. It is brought to you by the Parent Office of Berklee College of Music and Kay Kimball Gruder, founder of Successful College Parenting. After attending this webinar you will receive a handout by email highlighting the key tips and strategies discussed in the webinar.

Instructions to access this webinar:

  1. Go to http://SuccessfulCollegeParenting.WebEx.com
  2. Choose "Recorded Sessions" in the left sidebar menu
  3. Choose the "Berklee College: Saying Good-bye- 20110703 1159-1" session
  4. Click "View" button.
  5. Enter recording password. The password is BCMSG2Day
  6. Enter the registration information and click the "Register" button

Communicate, Coach, Connect

Communicate, Coach, Connect is designed to enhance your communication skills with your student. Consistently applying the "Three Cs" to your relationship with your student will enhance your interactions while also giving your student room to more fully take responsibility for his or her decisions. Staying informed, guiding your student, and keeping the lines of communication open are all key elements to effective parenting during the college years.

Instructions to access this webinar:

  1. Go to http://SuccessfulCollegeParenting.WebEx.com

  2. Choose "Recorded Sessions" in the left sidebar menu

  3. Choose the "For Berklee College Communicate, Coach, Connect 20130506 2300-1"session

  4. Click "View" button

  5. Enter recording password. The password is BCMCCC2Day

  6. Enter the registration information and click the "Register" button