New students face many exciting changes upon entering college life, but don't forget that this means changes for parents and families too! When preparing to send a son or daughter, brother or sister, etc. to Illinois Wesleyan we encourage parents and family members to think about:
- How will you/your family be able to cope with not being able to do everything for your student?
- How will you/your family be able to cope with not knowing everything about your student?
- How will you/your family cope with not having your student around as much?
To help facilitate a smooth transition in the fall consider these questions with regard to your family and your student.
Langford, M. (2005). Letting go vs. transitioning. Orientation Review, NODA.