College Transition Made Easier
This week and next, tens of thousands of college students will be checking into their residence hall rooms, beginning classes, and confronting the difficult task of separating from family and friends. Individuation is not easy and students require support of all kinds. Here is a resource I frequently refer parents to: Transition Year .
Each year parents of college students get distracted by the immediate financial issues of tuition, room, and board and forget to protect their investment by talking with their students about all of the challenges their students will face- roommates, new friends, academic pressures, and choices about substance use and sexual practices. Each of these challenges have the potential of derailing their students. Parents, now is the time to have those conversations.