In podcast episode No. 7, the co-hosts, Dr. Daniel de Roulet and Prof. David C. Pecoraro,  talk about “Knowing who your Students are Today: Parents and College Students – Part 2”

Listen to Podcast Episode No. 7  

The Podcast Outline:
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We wanted to remind you about our upcoming speaking engagement at the International Conference on Higher Education. It will be January 5-8 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Their website is:  http://www.hiceducation.org/ Registration is still open.

We’ll be hosting a gathering on Wakiki Beach  where we would love to meet with you to talk about student caring and higher education.

In this podcast we’ll discuss what parents, students, professors and administrators these do about the very real fears.

As we discussed in our last podcast – here is our list of common parental fears:
– My kid will major in the wrong thing and never make money.
– My kid won’t be able get a job.
– My student is wasting the talents which I have observed them to process.
– My child will not be safe in college.
– My child will never settle on an major, they keep changing it.
– My child will not act responsibly and keep up with his or her class work.
– I worry that the cost of the education will not pay off.
– Will child will act socially irresponsibly and get into trouble.
– My child will radically change. / I will not know him / her anymore.
– I will never see them again. / They will move away.
– Empty nest syndrome. / What do I do now? / What is my job now / Is my job done?
– My child has significant health / sociological needs – who will take care of them in college?
– Who will make sure that my student is getting good grades?
– I did not send my child to the right school. / My child did not select right school.
– I did not save / invest enough money for their education.
– My child will mess up and not finish their degree.
– My child will not good enough grades to advance into graduate studies.

PARENTAL HOPES
– My child will earn their degree and get a job a good job.
– My child will find a lifelong spouse.
– My child will make good friends for life.
– My child will stay in touch with their familial roots.
– My child will live near me.
– My child will become a mature well-rounded adult.
– My child will earn excellent grades.

OUR HOPES
We say “our” – because we are all in this together – for the student.
– We want them to learn how to learn.
– We want them to learn how to solve their own problems and seek help appropriately.
– We want them to enjoy and become excited about their education.
– We relish in seeing their transformation from the students who is 3 months out of high school to the young adult who is self-confident.
– We want them to know their strengths and skills.
– We want them to know what they still need to learn.
– We want them to be prepared for what follows our time with them.
– We want them to stay in touch with us as adults.
– We want them to learn how to interact successfully with other adults.
– We want them to do well academically.
– We want them to learn how to recover from failure.

College, at best is adulthood with a safety net.
College is meant to address important issues, of preparation and transformation.
College is not meant to solve everything.
We must learn to relate to them not as child but as an adult.
Realities of how this affects the learning environment for administrators and professors.

Does this mean that parents are no longer useful – not at all
Establishing an adult relationship with your child?
Advice on money management.

Allowing them to learn by experience – which can be painful.
The years that a student is in college are precious and temporary.

Thank you for listening to this episode.
In our next episode, you will HEAR about WHAT WE ARE DOING AS WE APPROACH THE END OF OUR SEMESTERS

To you, our listeners,  IT IS YOUR TURN   —   as we have shared some thoughts with you about this topic – we invite you to do the same.

We want to hear your stories about Student Caring or the lack there of. YOU MAY TELL YOUR STORY….

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