What a crazy time. I have five children in college or pursing post-graduate studies (ages 18 through 26 for those who were wondering). Each of my children attends college far from home, the closest of which is more than 800 miles away. While I miss being with my older children, I know that a college experience can be the source of great growth and can provide them with even greater employment opportunities in the future.
Many families look to the college years for children/grandchildren with mixed emotions – excitement and trepidation. These two words rarely go together, but when it comes to college, it seems to be a perfect match.
Young men and women approaching college eagerly anticipate the new opportunities, experiences and freedoms. These times can be very exciting for both the student and the family.