Betsy - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )
My beautiful, smart and awesome 18 year old daughter is starting college next week. Until about 2 months ago, I wouldn't have had any concerns about this at all. She has been an honor student her entire life, always made the right choices and never gave us a minute's worth of trouble. Her date from prom this year is currently her steady boyfriend. He is a nice kid and seems to respect her and me, so no real problems there. They are going to be in the same dorm building, which is what I'm having a hard time with. I know that my daughter has an extremely good head on her shoulders, but I also know the power of hormones. She has a roommate and so does he, so alone time will be minimal. I have already told her to prepare for a long talk about appropriate behavior in the dorm. I have even told him that I trust him and that I hope that he doesn't do anything to take away that trust. Does anyone else have any fears about the freedom that your child will have away from home? She is not my first child to go to college, but for some reason, I am more worried about her. She is a little more naive than my older children and I'm very anxious about her being there with him.