Your Child is Going to College?…A Helpful Health Guide

Maybe it’s because I saw some leaves on the ground this morning (it’s hard to believe the trees are already beginning to shed) that I started thinking about college. If you are preparing to send your kid off to varsity, you are most likely obtaining real busy right regarding currently.

When my very own sons went off to varsity, high school issues that once seemed so stressful – like asking a girl to the prom or getting picked for the tennis team – appeared minor compared with the transitions they were currently creating by living aloof from home. Once settled in school, all sorts of concerns began to surface:  in a dorm with noisy roommates, figuring out how to balance workload and social life, finding ways to eat healthy in an exceedingly eating hall, how to avoid catching every contagious illness that was passed around from living in such close quarters and how to deal with big-time  primarily, they had to learn how to take charge of their own health and manage their independence. No additional mamma to try to do their laundry…or be there to stop the bleeding when they cut themselves.

To help soothe their anxiety (and yours) here’s something helpful: a College Health Guide, a joint effort between  and Bed Bath & Beyond. It’s filled with nice data that they’re going to would like, including tips for getting a good night’s sleep and ways to avoid the famous “freshman 15.” I wish this had been around when my boys were in college!

I cried (secretly!) once I kissed my son’s au revoir and walked aloof from their dormitory room, knowing currently that the majority of my work as a parent was done. You might, too. I felt like I was losing a part of them.