Separating Parent & Teen College Dreams

April 15, 2015

Dr. Thompson was interviewed by Randi Mazzella for her article about college-bound teens and their parents, and the way in which the parents have to think about their dreams and their teens’ college dreams.

An excerpt:

“College admission is the end of a child’s childhood and day to day taking care of them,”” says Michael Thompson, PhD and author of the book, Homesick and Happy. “Which college a teen chooses to attend is rarely that significant a question. The real questions are ‘How closely connected will we be? Are they grown up enough to handle college? And ultimately, did I do a good job as a parent?'”

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