Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

How to Let Your College Kid Go

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 6.43.08 PMPublished January 2013: Mom.Me

How to Let Your College Kid Go
10 tips to avoid being a helicopter parent

Article Excerpt:

For a parent, it’s never easy to watch a child leave for college. For the child, however, it’s an exciting time, one that shouldn’t be stifled by helicopter parenting. If you’re excessively concerned, your anxiety over your child’s well-being could actually handicap her ability to live and function in the world, says Melody Brooke, Texas-based family counselor. “The greatest gift you can give your children is to believe in them,” she says. Continue reading

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