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Anticipate challenges / Reduce worry / Effectively guide your student

That breathless sense of not knowing how your student is really doing, worrying, family stress, new communication patterns, wanting the best, wondering how to effectively guide, and how to step in and out of your student’s development during the college years – this is parenting a college student!

Deep down we know the consequences of denying our children opportunities to move toward greater independence, and we also know that when they falter there can be a lot at stake.

I am interested in reducing your worry and stress, and helping you to anticipate and navigate challenges and opportunities as you parent your college student.

You will enhance your student's college experience through informed parenting. 

Whether you access one of my free parenting resources, buy my book, or have a few coaching sessions, you will expand your parenting and communication approaches, gain insight into challenges, feel better prepared when stressful situations arise, reduce your stress, and more effectively pair freedom and support as your student progresses through college.


With three decades of experience working with college students, and more than a decade as a parent coach dedicated to working with parents of pre-college and college enrolled students, I can help you move from challenges to solutions, and share expertise as you guide your student to make the most of their educational and life experiences.


-Kay Kimball Gruder, M.Ed., PCI Certified Parent Coach® who has achieved Parent Coach Certification®                                                                                             [email protected]                                                 



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