With Decision Day a mere two weeks away, your college-bound son or daughter may be busy putting exciting plans in place. From roommates, to dorm decor, meal plans to course schedules, students and parents alike have many decisions to make and questions to answer.
But, here’s one truly important question you may not have thought through completely… is your child emotionally ready for college?
In a recent New York Times article, Alina Tugend explains “emotional readiness for college.” Students who are emotionally ready to leave the nest will be well-prepared for success. And, those who aren’t? They may face issues which “can lead to students’ lives’ unraveling.”
According to a recent survey of 1,500 college students conducted by the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit group that works to protect the emotional and mental health of students, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, and the Jordan Porco Foundation, which aims to prevent suicide among students, a whopping 2 out 3 students said that they felt emotionally unprepared for college life.
If you have a son or daughter who will be leaving home for the first time this fall (or in a few years), please attend the FREE “College Preparedness from a Mental Health Perspective Workshop.” This is an open discussion, forum-style with psychotherapist Ken Brick, LCSW. Space is limited. CALL 302-594-0754 TO REGISTER.
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics
6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Ken Brick, LCSW is psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. In addition to working with anxieties, depressions, traumas of all types, grief, couples and family conflicts Ken has developed a “sub specialty” in working with adolescents. He has had frequent contacts with colleges and universities throughout the country, helping advise about teen adjustment to college life. He has advised students and families from University of Delaware, Goucher, Franklin & Marshall, Yale and numerous others.
About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. in Delaware
Back to Basics offers 1-on-1 tutoring in 60+ subjects, professional development, translating and interpreting in 21 languages, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior specialists, reading specialists, paras, ELL services, homebound services, RTI support, psycho-educational testing and test prep. We also offer summer school and educational summer camps, original credit and credit recovery, along with unique enrichment options such as music, art and photography. Plus, Back to Basics Private School is Delaware’s only Department of Education approved 1-on-1 Private School for K-12.