From time to time I share a post from my Parenting Young Adults column on About.com that I think my readers will find interesting. Thanks for subscribing!
Your young adult is in college, perhaps far from home, and you worry. Parenting and worrying go hand-in-hand, and as our kids get older, our worries often get bigger. Sending our kids away to live, learn and grow on their own is as much an adjustment for us as it is for them – in fact, for some parents, it’s much more difficult than it is for their children.
Some of our college kids are good about staying in touch, and we will breath sighs of relief to hear from them, safe and sound, on a Sunday morning after a Saturday night party. Others, however, don’t feel the same need or sense of obligation to check in with mom and dad on a regular basis, and those kids can cause us more headaches than we might anticipate.