|The Countdown Begins|
Hello fellow parents of college students! Has your child begun a countdown to college yet? Have you? We're past the half way mark of the summer and I imagine you're having mixed feelings right now about multiple "parenting" topics. Since I was in your spot last year at this time, I think I know what you may be feeling.
Are you panicking that you should have done more, taught more, said more about many different subjects? Are you wondering if your child is ready to . . . get up on time, choose healthy foods once in a while without your direction, do laundry, choose friends wisely, make the most of their college experience, and basically be responsible for his or her own life? Worried about how you'll cope when your child doesn't seem to need you as much as before? I'm sure we all have some of those thoughts and feelings during this transitional time between high school and college. I imagine it's pretty normal.
I highly recommend you read the article in the Parent Resource section from a great provider of college "prep" material--College Parent Central. You'll read some wonderful tips about conversations to have, decisions to make, questions to ask, and skills to teach before your student moves on to this next phase in their . . . and your . . . life. You've probably already covered many or most of them, but there might be some valuable info here that you haven't thought to cover. I hope some of it is helpful.
And the countdown continues . . .
Blessings to all parents who love their children.
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