Spring break in Boulder

March 8, 2019

Many students stay in Boulder over break, as there are plenty of things to do and they can take advantage of enjoying different aspects of the Boulder/Denver area with less students around. Here are some reminders about limited services on campus during break and staycation ideas to share with your...

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Finding a summer internship

March 6, 2019

Internships are a unique opportunity for your student to gain valuable work-related experience and prepare for life after CU Boulder. Through an internship, they have opportunities to network, learn about the world of work and interact with colleagues of all ages. While internships are often available year-round, summer is a...

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How to move past stress

Feb. 25, 2019

As students get further into the semester, they might feel pressure from all different directions. While it’s important to be aware of our responsibilities, encourage your student to also look out for their energy and well-being. Here’s how to help them move past stress. Reality checking The first step is...

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Talking about strengths with your student

Feb. 22, 2019

While we can often be focused on our areas for improvement, sometimes it can be beneficial to concentrate more on our natural strengths and what sets us apart from others. This is where CliftonStrengths comes in. This assessment tool helps students identify their natural talents and apply them to their...

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Supporting students in stronger relationships

Feb. 11, 2019

Our lives are built around relationships: significant others, roommates, family, friends and more. Regardless of what kind of relationships your student has, it takes effort to make them work. Consider these tips for supporting your student in building better relationships. Knowing and sticking to one’s values Have a conversation with...

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The power of positive psychology

Jan. 30, 2019

In hard times, our personal outlook can be the vehicle to a better place. This concept of learned optimism relies on the idea that we can teach ourselves to overcome negative thoughts. Psychology research shows that college students who participated in learned optimism programs experience less depression and anxiety, and...

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Colorado winter activities

Jan. 16, 2019

Hitting the slopes isn’t the only way to experience winter in Colorado. Here are a few ideas to share with your student. Outdoor activities Sledding is a fun winter activity to do right after a snowfall. This article has great information on local sledding hills in Boulder and suggestions for...


3 ways to support your student's goals

Jan. 9, 2019

Doing better in school, keeping in touch, feeling healthier—it’s New Year’s Resolution season! Psychology research has shown that the way to see progress towards these kinds of goals isn’t just about the effort put in. It also comes down to the way we set up our goals and how we...


How to have a difficult conversation

Dec. 11, 2018

Having your student back home over winter break can be both stressful and enjoyable. Even when we have the best intentions and are thrilled to see each other, we can find ourselves in difficult conversations. Preparing for these interactions, whatever they may be, can help make us all feel more...

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Managing time and getting things done

Oct. 23, 2018

Getting distracted happens to the best of us, and learning to manage time effectively can play a big role in your student’s academic success. Here are some tips to help your student stress less about managing their time and getting the most out of their classwork and study sessions. Setting...