Moving On and Heading To College



As we prepare for the kick off of another school year; school registration, school supply lists, book purchases etc,. I’ve noticed a shift in that tune in my home. We are still definitely doing all of those things but the conversation surrounding colleges have become the more pressing topic as our oldest daughter heads into her Junior year of high school. We are becoming more intentional about college options and careers. We are discussing all things “Moving on and in her case preparing for college.” However, I am reminded of what this time of year meant for me, my peers and how as a parent, there are some things we need to do to prepare ourselves.


I don’t think we are ever quite ready for our children to leave the nest. Some friends have shared that even after college, they still feel the need to parent their children and are worried about their behavior and the decisions they make. From personal experience, my mom was still 100% concerned about my decisions, career and even where I lived. As parents, we innately have these concerns and I don’t think it ever goes away, which makes us great parents by the way! In this season of transition though, we have to remember the importance of allowing our children’s wings enough bandwidth to soar. Keep this in mind...