Parent & Family Consultation
We offer consultation services to support and advise you when your student is in distress.
During working hours, you can contact us at 410-704-2512 for a phone consultation on ways to support your child. We are also available in an emergency during office hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We encourage you to read through the information we have provided below so you can support your child’s transition to college.
We hope these ideas and suggestions will be helpful to you in dealing with some of the difficulties parents experience when their student goes to college. The first year at a new school is a tremendously exciting time, both for students and their families. We hope and trust that you and your student will have a rewarding year!
Parent and Family Information
Your Student Begins College . . . Now What?
The beginning of a student’s college career can be a stressful experience for parents, especially if your child has not lived away from home before.
During this important time of transition for the family, many parents put their own feelings and reactions on hold while helping their student prepare for college life.
Attending to your own emotional needs as well as your student’s, however, will go a long way toward helping everyone feel comfortable with the challenges that going to college presents.
Changes You Might Expect
Most parents report the experience of sending a son or daughter to college as one filled with anticipation, anxiety, confusion and hope. By opening day of the first year of college, many changes have already begun to happen. The student becomes more independent, gains competence in new areas, and learns to develop healthy peer relationships.
The college years are a time when students continue to mature and learn how to manage themselves and life in general. What does that mean for you as a parent? We have collected some common messages you might hear from your child during their transition into adulthood.
Helping from a Distance
Of course, you are still a parent to your almost-adult, and he or she does still need your support and guidance during the college years. There are a number of ways you can express your caring and enhance your student’s experience at TU.
Benefits from Counseling
The Counseling Center exists to assist students in mastering the many challenges of young adulthood, including coping with many different problems and achieving success and fulfillment in life — in personal as well as academic terms.
Find out how counseling might be helpful to your student, whether or not they have previously sought mental health help.