Promoting Autonomy in a World of Over-Parenting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Room 11AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Peer to Peer Sessions
Track: Professional Development & Management
Subcategories: Enrollment & Retention Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
How much is too much when it comes to helping a college-age child? Colleges, and specifically financial aid administrators, can create a culture of autonomy to help students become more resilient, self-confident, and independent. We'll explore the impact of over-parenting on college campuses, 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 some schools are doing to address helicopter parenting problems.

Specific topics include:
• Identifying characteristics of a helicopter parent
• Strategies to help parents "let go"
• Share tips and tools for schools

Vickie Crupper (University of Michigan)
Michiale Schneider (Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates)
Marie D. Johnson (University of Vermont)