Congratulations! Your dream is realized. Your baby is off to college.
You must feel relieved, proud, and accomplished. So why are these questions keeping you up at night?
- Will she make choices that keep her safe?
- Will he drink too much?
- Will she have a marketable career when she graduates?
No matter how much you’ve prepared your child for this moment, he is suddenly on his own. She will be in situations that are unfamiliar, without you there to guide her. Even the most responsible teens are not equipped to make sound adult choices in every situation. Additionally, your child is now experiencing freedom for the first time. They don’t want you to worry about them, nor do they want to share every detail of their lives with you. Quite frankly, there are some things you probably don’t want to know.
What is clear is that they do need help navigating the collegiate landscape, such as:
- A solid game plan for academic and social success
- Strategies for setting proper boundaries
- Someone who will objectively help them make sound decisions before they make risky ones