Is Your Graduating Senior Prepared for College? Here's an Area Often Overlooked... by Kelli Porcaro

Teens Parenting
5 years ago

Is Your Graduating Senior Prepared for College? Here's an Area Often Overlooked...

As a parent, dropping off my daughter and then my son at college was a major milestone. I remember how hard it was to say goodbye. And I remember that feeling I had when the same question ran through my mind the entire way home: “Did I do all that I could to prepare them?” 

It's not uncommon for parents to prepare their kids academically, financially and even physically. All of these things are good and helpful, but according to The First-Year College Experience Survey, we often miss helping our kids prepare emotionally.

This summer, help your student explore how they are feeling – going beyond excited or scared. If they can put it into words, it is less likely to catch them off guard later. Practice validating their feelings and helping them understand the value in all their feelings.

Read more of The First-Year College Experience Survery.

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Elisa Schmitz
You know I need this info, Kelli Schulte ! This mom will have three kids in college in the fall. Ack! Thanks for the tip!! xoxo
Kelli Porcaro
Phew three in college at one time!!!
Elisa Schmitz
I know, right?! Gotta laugh or I'll cry, ha! xoxo Kelli Schulte
Ann Marie Patitucci
As a college professor and advisor, I couldn't agree more, Kelli Schulte ! The transition from high school to college is a big one, and the more we can help prepare our kids in all aspects of the transition, the more successful-- and happier-- they'll be!
Meredith Schneider
Love you for sharing this Kelli Schulte ! Not there yet, my son is finishing his freshman year in high school. But college talk is more frequent this will help. :)
Dieter Schmitz
This is great Kelli Schulte Helping our kids prepare for a successful college path is key!
Kelli Porcaro
Sooo needed for our kids today @dieteraschmitz. It's a lot harder these days for sure!

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