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Worried about your college student during campus protests? Here is what to know

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Many college students are experiencing the impact of the Israel-Hamas war on their campus life. This includes division among peers, disruptions to academics, and concerns about potential violence. Parents may feel stressed and uncertain about their children’s safety and well-being. Clinical experts suggest that parents engage in open, supportive conversations with their children, using a question-based approach. It is important to listen empathetically and remind students of the resources available to them on campus. Additionally, parents should understand that their children may have different beliefs and identities, and that maintaining a close relationship means accepting their independence. Finally, parents should take care of their own mental health and seek support if needed.