If you have a college student leaving for school soon and have been hearing yourself say, “This is our last week (or weekend) as a family,” I’m issuing a gentle PSA: the last week as a family is a crazy time! It’s okay to just let it be a chaotic, messy, full weekend. Let’s deescalate this together and take the pressure off of ourselves!
Is it a crisis or a growing pain? In today’s parent pep talk, we chat a question I get a lot: what should I look out for in terms of warning signs around my college student’s mental health. This can be a tricky place because college naturally shifts a lot for students and transition can be dysregulating no matter what. I share my biggest tip around knowing when something is wrong and lend support because this topic is hard!
Prior the pandemic college campuses had a mental health crisis and in this mini parent pep-talk, I’m chatting one reason college has always been an interesting time for mental health and what self-care for students really means.
There’s a big myth out there that most students love college right off the bat. If you’re still feeling iffy about the whole thing that’s totally normal. So many girls come home for the holidays freshman year feeling like they should have their friendships, classes, and relationships all figured out. That’s setting the bar way too high. Freshman year is a big transition. Check out the video to learn how to relax if you’re not in love with your college experience.