It’s here, folks. Finals. Which can be the most pressure-filled time of year for your students. A lot of that pressure is self-imposed of course, but they still feel it. Need to study. Need to do well. Can’t disappoint my parents. Need a good GPA. Need to drive/fly home – and will the weather impact that? Did I do my shopping for my family? I am going to miss my friends. I’m tired. I’m weary. It will feel weird to be home again after so much independence here. Did I mention I’m tired? All of that inner monologue can be swimming around in various swirling currents in the minds of our students.
So what can you do in the next few days to help your student?
When your kids are stressed out, they need those reminders that you are there for them and love them unconditionally. Sometimes when students are in the trenches they forget how much the love and support of their family means. They may not realize just how much it helps to hear it – until you tell them. And they may never say thank you or tell you how much that means to them, but I can guarantee it means a lot.
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