- Prevention & Early Intervention
It is often said that parents do not know which is harder, dropping off their child for the first day of kindergarten, or dropping them off at college for the start of their freshman year. Both occasions give rise to ambivalent feelings – wanting to hold on and let go at the same time. There are ways to help ease these transitions. This article summarizes discussions from a group of SAY - Social Advocates for Youth parents who discussed some of the issues they faced when teens leave home. The article includes advise and tips on how to prepare you and your child for college.