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Parent-child relationships: tips for college students

Parent-child relationships can be a tricky one during the college years.

Parent-child relationships can be a tricky one during the college years.

Good ole mom and dad … you love them and they love you. If you wanted to follow that sentence with a “but,” you are not alone. College students know that their four years in school are a time for learning and that includes learning how to become an adult. Your parents know this, too, but how you all handle that transition can be challenging at times. It is natural for parent-child relationships to change as you start to become more independent. But that doesn’t mean that some tips for college students wouldn’t be helpful as you navigate the tricky waters between dependent to adult in the eyes of your parents.

Ways to smooth the transition

So you are just starting out in college. What are some tips for college students on how to handle parents who aren’t ready to let go? Margo E. Bane Woodacre and Steffany Bane posted some advice in “Off to College? Enter Here: The Changing Parent/Child Relationship” for the National Association for College Admission Counseling: Read more