my 19 yr old daughter is 2nd semester of college, first year. She made the deans list, but is unhappy with being away from home (2 hrs) she is a nice girl but very quiet and shy so she does not make friends easily. I do not know how to approach this, should I encourage her to stay next year, or encourage her to come home?

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Crystal - posted on 01/27/2013

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Have an open discussion with her about how school is going and how she feels about her living arrangements and everything. Let her know you support her in any decision she makes because you want her to make the best decision for her, not what will please you. Let her know it is okay if she decides she wants to come home. If there is not a college close by, you could help her check into on-line classes she can take from home, or she could commute.

Crystal - posted on 01/27/2013

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I would have an open discussion about how she feels about school. Let her know that you will support her in any decision she makes because it is important to make the best decision for her and not to try to please you. Let her know it is okay to come home if she wishes. There are other alternatives to going away to college. If there is not a college close by, you can help her check about online classes she can take from home, or give her the option to commute.

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