Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

What To Expect in Freshman Year of College: Parent’s Guide

Published August 2010:

What To Expect in Freshman Year of College: Parent’s Guide

Article Overview:

The first time you have a child leave home for college, it’s one of the biggest changes you’ve faced since your child’s birth.

Soften the shock with help from a mom who, with her daughter, has written a unique “from both sides” book about the college years.

Article Excerpt:

Packing up and shipping off a child to college is like the highs and lows of a rollercoaster ride. Emotions are high, excitement is building, and the unknown is thrilling and daunting at the same time.

The first year of college is filled with anxiety, fear, and excitement not only for incoming freshman but also their parents. Although the child is embarking upon the journey, parents are along for the ride, not sure how to brace themselves for the unknown.

What parents can expect the first year

Knowing what to expect can ease the bumps for the next nine months. According to Margo E. Bane Woodacre, M.S.W., who with her daughter, Steffany Bane, is co-author of I’ll Miss You Too, an off-to-college guide for parents and students, there are many surprising social and emotional dilemmas you’ll face when sending a child off to college.

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– Shannon Philpott


August 16, 2010 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , ,

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