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!
The transition from college back to living at home for the summer is HUGE for both parents and students. If you’re finding it bumpy that’s totally normal. In this pep talk, we chat about parent/student summer expectations, what I feel parents should keep in mind, and a tip for bringing up tough topics with your young adult child.
mentor support for girls
When I was in my Master’s program, I took a workshop on Jungian psychology. My teacher put a massive pile of magazines on the floor and we picked an image that later became our totem. Unknowingly, I chose the goddess Iris because I loved her gold wings. I found out she’s a messenger goddess typically personified as a rainbow because she is a bridge of communication between heaven and earth.
I related to this right away, but lately, I feel the bridge energy is embodied even more in my private practice.
I am the bridge that helps girls get from where they are to where they want to be.
I help girls walk the bridge from adolescence to adulthood.
I’m also a bridge for parents and their daughters.
Wishing everyone support on whatever bridge you’ve found yourself walking over!