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Letting Go: Advice for college-bound freshman and their parents

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For the recently graduated high school senior, this month may mark the beginning of an entirely new and exciting chapter in life — heading off to college.  For the proud parents of these soon-to-be college freshmen, this month also may mark a new chapter in life — “letting go” of your college-bound young adult child.

For the proud parents of these soon-to-be college freshman, this August also may mark a new chapter in life — “letting go” of your college-bound young adult child.  For both teen and parent, this transition can be exciting, character-building and fulfilling. It can also be a challenging new time that may yield a sense of loss and some emotional discomfort.

Amy Drucker, MS, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University recently published an article offering some helpful hints for families to remember as they navigate and adapt to this new developmental chapter.

 

 

 

 

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