Parents never stop being parents. You don't just turn off your
"worry button." However, it helps to recognize your student's
growing independence when they come home for semester
At the beginning of a winter or summer break, conversations may
include living habits, money, expenses, and relationships with
siblings. When you approach your student as an adult, they are much
Here are some tips to keep in mind.
When your student is at Saint Leo with new friends and
connections, it starts to feel like home. They may even start
calling Saint Leo "home." Remember, this is what you hoped for—it
means your student has made the right college choice.
Your student may have matured during their time at Saint Leo;
however, don't be surprised if they still act like the kid you know
and love, who you sent off to school.
Communicate expectations. Curfew may no longer be appropriate,
but a phone call if your student will be out late may be
Maybe your child left as the high school science wiz, but has
discovered art in college. Accept their new interests. Let them
share their excitement with you. Change is good.