THE ART OF LETTING GO “It is the privilege of adults to give advice; It is the privilege of youth not to listen. Both avail themselves of their privileges, And the world rocks along. Senior Year King and Queen of the mountain meets the mountain Summer Now you see them, now you don’t First Year of College Absence makes the heart grow scared Putting it all Together For Students and Parents Stages of Transitional Stress 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Focus on communication rather than control. Attend orientation and read parent handbook. Try to be supportive. Adjust expectations. Expect changes. Be positive. Discuss changes to the home with your student. Suggestions For Helping Your Student Transition To College Allow freedom. 9. Share your experience while remembering theirs might be different. 10. Help educate your student. 11. Be patient. 12. Expect resistance to control. 13. Take relationships seriously. 14. Let your student make their own mistakes. 15. SMILE! 8. IF YOU GIVE A PERSON A FISH, YOU FEED THEM FOR A DAY. IF YOU TEACH A PERSON TO FISH, YOU FEED THEM FOR LIFE.