Most PSU students “party” less than 2 nights each week (80%).
Fact taken from 2015 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU
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End of the semester anxiety regarding academic performance and concern over finals is paramount. This is perhaps the last chance to save one’s grade in one or many classes.
This is a time of extreme pressure and emotional overload. The student may drastically fear parental reaction to first semester performance. Listen and steady them in their panic.
The anticipation of six weeks at home can inspire both dread and excitement. Encourage your student to secure some work during the break to make some “fun money” and foster some level of financial independence.
Prepare for further negotiations regarding curfews and responsibilities while living at home.
Filiz Otucu is a professor of political science and specializes in international relations, Middle Eastern politics, and the United Nations. A native of Turkey, she earned her MA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and […]