Reality Check Fact #1:

Most PSU students “party” less than 2 nights each week.

Fact taken from 2009 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU

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Supporting your student throughout the year

University life provides a special venue for learning about oneself and one’s interests.  Family members hope that they have imparted all the wisdom to their child that is necessary for him/her to be a whole, productive and ultimately happy adult.  Families and students may experience nervous excitement and uneasy apprehension about the transition to college.  These emotions make the transition from home to university a potentially stressful one.  Those families who can make room for their own and their child’s conflicting and ever-changing feelings do find this stage of discovery is enriching for themselves as well as for their child.

Our hope is that we can collaborate with families as partners in the educational experience and development of your first-year student.  We understand that you are in the process of witnessing the often rapid and awkward transformation from dependent child to independent/adult child and hope that along the way you will see the fruits of your labor in creating this unique person.  Now she/he must learn to do and think for her/himself, and we encourage you to teach them practical skills prior to their arrival on campus.  Such skills include learning to balance a checkbook, learning to establish healthy credit card habits, how to do laundry, as well as reviewing the values and principles that your family embraces.

Please take a glance at our calendar of benchmarks for the first year and potential challenges that you and/or your student might face.


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