College is as much about learning to learn on your own as it is about any particular topic. This is something that many people don’t understand about the difference between taking certificate classes and getting a college education.
What I am advocating for is obtaining the higher educational experience that serves the student the best.
Your student is learning, growing, and experimenting. They may have difficulty in balancing entertainment with work, and it is not uncommon for students to struggle because they are taking too much time with entertainment ("partying" to use the vernacular). They may also be experimenting with things that are a concern to you (alcohol, drugs, sex). It's important to help your student through this time, without becoming overbearing.