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No way to sugarcoat it — the weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break are tough on students. They are swamped with work: reading, exam prep, final projects, more reading, paper writing, etc.

Some first-year students experience another wave of homesickness after the Thanksgiving holiday. Seniors are extra stressed as they work on theses and capstone projects while applying for jobs and graduate school.

Read on to learn the best ways to help!

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Help your student power through finals

Over the next few weeks, you may not hear much from your hard-working student. Don't worry — this is natural during finals. But though they do need space, they also need support and a little cheerleading. You can encourage self-care, steer them to academic resources, and send a box of goodies. Find our tips here.

Sleep and the college student

A recent NY Times article explores why many students struggle to manage their day-to-day lives in college. One of the biggest underlying problems is often a lack of sleep. Your student may not realize they're not getting enough sleep, or they may believe that countering fatigue with caffeine or other stimulants is a sensible solution. That makes now the perfect time to share these practical and healthy tips.

Best holiday gifts for college students

The holiday shopping season has now officially begun. We have fun ideas for gifts your college student will truly love!

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