Future Huskies

Parent & Family/Student Conversations

As future students transition to college, they should consider discussing the following topics with their parents or family to make this transition smoother for everyone.

  1. How is going to college going to change the relationship that you currently have with your family?
  2. How can your parent or guardian help you succeed while at college?
  3. Open communication between parent and student (grades, finances, relationships, visiting, etc)
  4. Breaks – discuss rules when home for the holidays and breaks.

For more information:

Safety: http://www.niu.edu/campuslife/safety/

Illinois Higher Education Center "Family Brochure"
The Healthy Student: “A Parent’s Guide to Preparing Teens for the College Years”