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The Demanding Student

Typically, the time and energy you give to the demanding student is never enough. They often seek to control your time and unconsciously believe the amount of time received is a reflection of their worth.

DO:
  • Let him/her, as much as possible, make his/her own decisions.
  • Acknowledge your time commitments and set limits (e.g., "Excuse me, I need to attend to other things").
DON'T:
  • Let him/her use you as his/her only source of support.
  • Get trapped into giving advice (e.g., "Why don't you . . . ?").