A Message for Parents of College Students Working From Home (Including Myself), From a Faculty Member

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Many of us are navigating new terrain beginning this week, so I thought I’d share a few thoughts as we move forward.

Some thoughts for the new reality of online, at-home learning

1. Your student is not home for break, and don’t treat it as such.

Your student is still carrying a full course load and class schedule. They may have a class scheduled during your normal family dinner time. They are not going to be able to supervise younger siblings all day. They may not be available to drop off groceries for Grandma. That’s not to say they shouldn’t help with things around the house. I will expect my college students to empty the dishwasher, help with the laundry, etc. But make sure that you are making requests when they are truly available and respect their schedule.

2. Realize that they are under A LOT of stress.

We are entering the most stressful time of the semester with final…

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