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The Demanding Student

Typically, even the utmost time and energy given to these students is not enough. They often seek to control your time and unconsciously believe the amount of time received is a reflection of their worth. You may find yourself increasingly drained and feeling responsible for this student in a way that is beyond your normal involvement. This student generally benefits from additional connections to on-campus supports.

Do'sDon'ts
Let the student make their own decisions.Get trapped into giving advice, special conditions, etc.
Set firm and clear limits on your time and involvement.Avoid the student as an alternative to setting and enforcing limits.
Submit a STARs referral if you believe that additional outreach would be beneficial.Ignore your limitations.