Now is a great time to talk with your student and help him or her set some goals for this semester. You can also discuss expectations and future plans. Below are a some talking points to help guide the conversations.
The toughest part of the semester is getting students in touch with resources before they find themselves in a bind or it is too late. That is where you come in! The University of Dallas has numerous resources available to help your student. While we encourage students to take responsibility for advocating for themselves and seeking assistance, many times family members can help students process the situation and assist in finding a solution. If you find that you are not sure who to refer your student to on campus, feel free to call Parent and Family Services at 972.721.5113 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.