and they have a right to, but I see college as a time when students have to learn to take their own responsibilities for prioritizing. If Johnny prioritizes school play rehearsals over finishing a paper for me, there will be consequences, but he knows how to weigh them. Most students do pretty well. I worry more about the students who do not seem to be involved in anything.
Many colleges and universities have wonderful intramural sports, music, and art programs, as well as college radio and television stations, college newspapers, and community service programs (discussed in chapter 1). Encouraging the involvement of your child in these activities may help him or her make the difficult transition from living at home to being away at school.
In one or more of these activities, your child may find common ground with fellow students or make the connection to an important part of his or her former life as a high school student.y class. This card is how I find out about participation