BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – As the semester winds down, students at the Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business face final exams and most return home for the holidays. It also renews a period of adjustment for parents, who are still getting used to being empty nesters. How can they continue to be supportive of their loved ones, while encouraging them to be more independent?
To help, Kelley’s Undergraduate Program has produced a hour-long webinar for parents, “Helping Your Student Achieve Balance and Independence.” It is part of the school’s broader ongoing, collective efforts to help parents contribute to the success of their sons and daughters, who are transitioning into adulthood and professional life.
Kelly Higgins, MSW, LCSW and MBA and assistant director of student experience, who works with undergraduate students on issues involving mental health and wellness, presents information in the webinar. She also responds to common questions with the help of Kelley senior Brian Mitcham.