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1 Parents in Transition Adapted from Britt Andreatta, Ph.D., Peter Russell, Ph.D., and Jeanne Stanford, Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara Presented by: Rochelle Ament, Parent Services Coordinator

2 Parent Program Goals Learn about the Universities expectations and resources Learn about the Universities expectations and resources Become acquainted with parent resources Become acquainted with parent resources Parent Services Web site and E-Newsletter Parent Services Web site and E-Newsletter Family Association Family Association Family Weekend Family Weekend Learn more about student and parent transition Learn more about student and parent transition Support your student Support your student

3 Expectations Data Privacy Data Privacy Illegal for an institution of higher education to release private information of educational records without written consent of the student. Illegal for an institution of higher education to release private information of educational records without written consent of the student. Develop a system of open communication with your student Develop a system of open communication with your student Authorization for Release Authorization for Release of Information Ask your student Ask your student

4 Parent Services Resources Family Connections E-Newsletter Family Connections E-Newsletter 5 times each year; Sept., Nov., Jan., March, and once in the summer 5 times each year; Sept., Nov., Jan., March, and once in the summer Sign-up card in Family Folder Sign-up card in Family Folder

5 Parent Services Resources Family Association Family Association Inaugural year! Inaugural year! Opportunity to stay connected to student and campus Opportunity to stay connected to student and campus All families are considered members and there are no fees or dues required All families are considered members and there are no fees or dues required Sign-up card in Family Folder Sign-up card in Family Folder

6 Parent Services Resources Online Family Guidebook Tips for parents and families regarding their student’s academic success, academic policies, residence hall move-in, various campus resources, and Mankato area lodging and restaurant information

7 Parent Services Resources October 17-19 College Showcases College Showcases 5K Fun Run/Walk 5K Fun Run/Walk Legacy Breakfast Legacy Breakfast Open Game Room Open Game Room Theatre and Movies Theatre and Movies

8 Parent Services Resources Parent Services Web site Parent Services Web site www.mnsu.edu/fye/parents

9 Parent Services Resources Parent Services Coordinator Available to assist families with questions, concerns, and navigating MSU Available to assist families with questions, concerns, and navigating MSU Rochelle Ament 10 Gage Complex (507) 389-6601 rochelle.ament@mnsu.edu

10 Students, their Parents and the College Transition Stage I: Ambivalence Stage I: Ambivalence Stage II: Cognitive Separation Stage II: Cognitive Separation Stage III: Emotional Separation Stage III: Emotional Separation Stage IV: Values Clarification Stage IV: Values Clarification Stage V: New Relationship Stage V: New Relationship

11 Stage I: Ambivalence Struggle to maintain relationship as it was or move toward adult-adult relationship Struggle to maintain relationship as it was or move toward adult-adult relationship Inconsistent behavior Inconsistent behavior Parents try to control behavior with rules Parents try to control behavior with rules

12 10 Things I Hate About You Buena Vista, 1999

13 Stage II: Cognitive Separation Rational and unemotional conversations Rational and unemotional conversations Parents need to intellectually separate to let go Parents need to intellectually separate to let go Students may be arguing excessively with parents to develop a sense of self Students may be arguing excessively with parents to develop a sense of self

14 Anywhere But Here Twentieth Century Fox, 2000

15 Stage III: Emotional Separation Nostalgia, loss, anger, and guilt accompany the transition Nostalgia, loss, anger, and guilt accompany the transition Parents tend to be here prior to the student leaving home Parents tend to be here prior to the student leaving home Student typically experiences this stage after moved away Student typically experiences this stage after moved away Parents realize the significance Parents realize the significance Parents may question the quality of their parenting and may offer advice or guidance Parents may question the quality of their parenting and may offer advice or guidance

16 Out-of-Towners Paramount Pictures, 1999

17 Out-of-Towners Paramount Pictures, 1999

18 Out-of-Towners Paramount Pictures, 1999

19 Stage IV: Values Clarification Student goes through this stage and parents react Student goes through this stage and parents react Student explores new values, beliefs, and experiences. Student explores new values, beliefs, and experiences. Patience is key for parents Patience is key for parents Student formulates new values Student formulates new values

20 Son-In-Law Hollywood Pictures, 1996

21 Stage V: New Relationship Successfully create new adult-adult relationship Successfully create new adult-adult relationship Student looks to parent as mentor and friend Student looks to parent as mentor and friend

22 Father of the Bride Touchstone Pictures, 1991

23 Questions? Thank you for attending and supporting your student!


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