Encouraging Autonomy in Your Students
Thursday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. CST
Duration: 60 minutes
Move over helicopter parents. There is a new level of over-parenting that’s hovering over today’s college students—drone parents. These parents use technology to monitor their kids. Colleges can create a culture of autonomy to help students become more resilient and independent. In this session, we’ll offer guidance on finding a balance between respecting a parent’s need to be involved and supporting a student’s right to grow up and provide examples of what other schools are doing to address these parenting challenges.
Specific topics covered:
- Characteristics of helicopter parenting vs. drone parenting
- Strategies to help parents "let go"
- Case studies for discussion