The Louisville weather must have known final exams were here– it was nearly seventy degrees on Wednesday and this morning is wet, icy, and cold.
This time of year– for most of us associated with holiday parties, friends, family, shopping, and cooking– is fraught with many emotions for college students, especially first-year students. Though they may have sailed (or bumped along) through the semester, finals are whole new territory. Worse, there’s no time now for trial and error.
I have a feeling that many Belllarmine parents have already received “the call” from a stressed student. When one is facing three exams in a matter of days , a paper to complete, and possibly having to pack up and head home immediately after it all, it is difficult to not feel stressed.
I came across an article that gives some very practical suggestions for students dealing with stress during finals, including staying away from Facebook and Twitter, going for a run, and playing with a pet. Take a look to see if any of these suggestions could benefit your student. The Counseling Center is also available. Remember though, sometimes they’re calling you because they just need someone to listen.