Helping Your College Student Cope with a Grandparent's Death

A grandparent’s death can pose challenges for a college student, but with your support and campus resources, your student can learn to cope.

“Dad, I Think I Have ADHD”

The accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of ADHD are critical because ADHD, if left untreated, can lead to poor school performance, driving mishaps, and substance abuse.

Responding to Cultural Challenges on Campus

In the face of current cultural anxieties, we can continue to encourage safety, academic success, and social belonging.

Can We Talk About Sex on Campus?

Sex is one of the toughest topics to talk about with your college-aged children, but also one of the most important.

Five Things You Should Know About Gender Trends on Campus

College aged adults are redefining what it means to be a man or a woman.

Seasons of Change

We notice physical changes when our children come home from college, like a butterfly tattoo on their ankle, but we can be less aware of the internal transformation taking place.

The Cure for Campus Loneliness

It’s strange to think that you could feel lonely on a campus of 500 or 5,000 students, but it happens all the time.

Helping Your College Student Cope With Psychosis

Resilience. Hope. Recovery. Remember these words if your child has an episode of psychosis.

Help Your College Student Combat a Major Danger: Depression

With the right treatment plan, your child can develop the tools to fight her way out of the darkness of depression and into the light of recovery.

Dear Parent, Call Me With Any Concerns About Your Student

At a time of increasing distress among college students, I want more parents to collaborate in their child’s psychiatric care.

“Dad, if I Get a B I Feel Like I’ve Failed”

College students are under increasing pressure to be perfect - to maintain high grades, have a busy social life, look great, all while appearing calm and collected.

“Mom, I Feel Fat"

The National Eating Disorders Association shows that over a 13-year period, eating disorders increased from 7.9 to 25% for males and 23.4% to 32.6% for females.

What Every Parent Should Know About College Student Suicide

One suicide can lead to another, particularly for someone close to the victim.

Help Your Child With Psychiatric Needs Prepare for College

If you have a child who takes medication for ADD, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, you need an additional checklist—maybe your most important one.

“Mom, I’m Having a Panic Attack”

As a parent, you can help your college student contain, manage and reduce anxiety.

Is Your College Student Making the Grade?

Encourage your student to take his own academic temperature and to follow the steps towards academic wellness.

Does Your College Student Have a Problem with Addiction?

Some students take longer to realize they have a drug or alcohol problem, but with the love, support and encouragement of their parents they can begin their journey to recovery soo

Should Parents Just Say No When It Comes to Drugs & College?

In answer to the question, should parents just say no? Don’t just say no.

Does Your College Student Need Financial First Aid?

College student debt tops 1.2 trillion dollars.

Get Back on the Helicopter

Parent involvement in the college years is critical for success. Four-year graduation rates are at an all time low of 39.4%.