Students With the Blues
Homesickness is probably the biggest reason for the Freshman Blues. Your student may be homesick for family, friends, his or her own bed, familiar weather, and/or a sweetheart who's been left behind.
You can't automatically tell which student will catch the worst case of homesickness. What you can do is tell your student that it's a perfectly normal reaction starting college. If he or she says, "But I feel like such a baby ...," reassure your student that homesickness is NOT a sign of immaturity.
It's not a reflection on you, one way or the other, if your child DOESN'T seem homesick. It may be that he or she adjusted more quickly to school than other students. Or, your child may be hiding his or her feelings. All you can do is to stay connected and offer help or suggestions when asked.
Here are some ways you can help your student cope with being homesick:
The bottom line is that students adjust to college in their own way and in their own time. It's easy for some and hard for others. Look for signs of progress rather than quick and easy cures.
Adapted from a publication from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
Please contact Jamease Roberts - Student Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or J.T. Knoll at 620-235-4062 or by email at email@example.com for more information. Or stop by our office in the Campus Activities Center, 109 Overman Student Center.
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