Thanks so much for your responses. They definitely give me hope for him
Orientation/drop off day was wonderful - I was so impressed by the
school and the students. I just hope he steps up to the plate!
--- In KnoxParents@yahoogroups.com, "Scott" <swall.scott@...> wrote:
> I remember that anxiety, wondering how it will all go...
> I agree with earlier posts. The professors and staff at Knox are very
helpful. They will do everything possible to ensure your son is
successful. The biggest challenge may be coming to an agreement with
your son on how he wants to handle his ADD. Do you intervene or will he
talk to his teachers and advisor...? Once they are "in the loop" I would
guess all will go well. But I do think it is something that should be
discussed with his advisor, right from the beginning. If you feel he
will be reluctant to approach this subject, I might consider scheduling
a (family) meeting with an advisor. Knox is a very close-knit group.
It's not unusual for a professor to contact you if you miss more than
one class. They are invested in his success.
> Surprisingly, I have come to believe that the most important factor in
a student's success is their "comfort level" at school...Finding people
he/she is happy to hang out with. It's best to keep busy, try
everything! In the first month of school, Knox has a club day where
students can sign up for various on campus clubs. I recommend
encouraging your son to check out the possibilities. It would be a great
way to meet more people. We found Knox did an excellent job of
assembling good, compatible dorm groups. My daughter is ending her
junior year and is still good friends with many of her original suite
mates. Another way to meet more people is to join a fraternity. I don't
know much about them, but that might offer a good support group of
friends as well.
> I think if you stay connected with your son esp. in that first month
of school you should be able to tell how things are going. Skype is a
wonderful tool that allows you to keep in touch.
> Good luck. I hope you are happily surprised at how well your son
> --- California Mom
> --- In KnoxParents@yahoogroups.com, "mamadoc517" cynthialauren@ wrote:
> > Hello.
> > My son will be starting at Knox this fall - our first child at
college - and I'm a little anxious about how he'll do.
> > He is extremely bright but not overly motivated and has ADD. He
hasn't had to have any accomodations in high school except turning in
the occasional homework assignment late. Had stellar ACT scores, but
only a 3.0 GPA. He's on the quiet side, but makes friends easily.
> > Anyone have any advice? Encouragement, thoughts?
> > Thanks so much-
> > mamadoc517
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