Thursday, July 12, 2012

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: College Transition Tips for Parents

The Century Council, July 11, 2012

"In just a few short weeks, droves of teenagers will leave home sweet home and transition into the next phase of their life, college. While the transition period is full of mixed emotions for students, it is often equally, if not more, challenging for parents. 
Colleges typically have an excellent freshman orientation program for families and cover every realm of what to expect during the first year. This helpful intention can leave parents feeling terribly uneasy, particularly from the personal/social and safety sessions. Parties. Binge Drinking. Drugs. Sex. Academic failure. Getting along with roommates. Peer pressure. Sleep deprivation. Homesickness. There’s more, right? It’s overwhelming and easy to overlook all of the positive aspects of this major milestone." Read More

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