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“Lack Of Resilience” In College Students Includes Academics

An interesting article, if not an ominous one, appeared in Psychology Today that discussed the troubling lack of resilience in modern college students. They defined this lack of “resilience” as an inability to deal with the problems of everyday life, including having emotional crises over simple things like roommate conflicts or getting a “B” grade. …

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When Students Achieve Below Their Parents

One of the challenging aspects that parents face about college is when their student is on a trajectory to not achieve at a level that everyone assumed they would. A strong correlate of students graduating from college is parent education level, and research shows that the children of college-educated parents are more likely to walk …

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The Multi-Factorial Nature Of College Failure

One of the most common stories that I hear from parents about bright but failing college students is this: “We’ve tried many things and nothing has worked.” Parents tell me that doctors didn’t help, the college didn’t help, and that tutors and “coaches” didn’t help. My response is always something very fundamental, something I tell …

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