This weekend, I watched a U.S. news clip of a father tucking in the sheets on his kid's dormitory bunk bed. I actually said it out loud to the TV screen: "I hope you (kid who hasn't learned how to make your own bed) appreciates what you've got."
The only thing I might suggest is adding something [about] adjusting personal expectations for success. Number 16 on the
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfectly scripted conversation when it comes to college drinking. A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their first year. That's the reality.
Throughout my entire freshman year, I was constantly told to "not get my hopes up" about landing a summer internship. 1.) Fit
Asking what tips to give your daughter implies that victims of sexual assault are somehow responsible for keeping themselves safe. And that's not only untrue, but it's sexist. No one is responsible for rape except the rapist.
You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.
But... Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors, enjoy it while you can, and believe me when I say it. Once senior year hits, it
Three weeks into school I had lost 17 pounds. At first, it wasn't a conscious decision to lose weight. I had no plans to reinvent myself or show the world a brand new (read: skinnier) me. It wasn't a conscious decision to stop eating meals; it just naturally became my college routine.
People ask me what it's like to leave your kid at college; they say they can't imagine the time when their now-little child will leave them. In the middle of naps and Cheerio snacks and sippy cups, they can't envision ever having their child not hanging all over them.