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Talking about Your Changing Role as a Parent

Your teen’s transition to college will impact your life and your role as a parent. Join me to share your questions and concerns about this time of change and transition, and find out how to make the most of this new phase of your life.

Objectives

  • Describe you role as a parent of a high school senior
  • Reflect on your growth and transformation as a parent (from new parent to parent of a high school student)
  • Imagine and discuss your future/new roles in life – vis-a-vis your first year college student, your partner, and children remaining at home
  • Identify and discuss questions and concerns about the change and transformation your new role(s) will create

Questions to realize the objectives

  • Who are you now as a parent to your high school senior?
  • How has your role as a parent changed during the college search and selection process?
  • Who do you want to be during this transition to becoming a parent of a college student? And in the future, how do you envision your relationship with your teen?
  • How will you get there?
  • What challenges do you anticipate?
  • Who will support you? What resources exist?

Methods

  • Interactive discussion
  • Handouts

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