How can you help your college student? Easy. By becoming a better parent. In truth, most parents need to grow as much during college as do their students. Too many parents encourage their students to select the high-income majors and chase the highest income jobs. But that is not the path toward happiness. All studies reveal the disconnect between income and happiness. They are not directly related. Just read the tabloids and the problems of the wealthy. So, you have ask yourself two questions. Do you want your student to be rich? Or do you want your student to be happy?
There are a series of step that you can take to help your college student. Give them support and love. Allow them to follow their dreams and passions, not your dreams and passions. More importantly, allow them to focus on experiences outside of the classroom, not just the grades within the classroom, and allow them to focus on building friendships, not just careers. Passions and purpose. Connection and commitment. Those are the four pillars that lead to happiness. Those are the pillars that your students need to establish. Listen to this presentation. See if you agree.