Gina - posted on 05/01/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughters friends went off to college this year. She still has another year of high school. She visited her friends at their campus and was overwhelmed by the changes in them in just six months. Once shy, sweet, responsible girls were now drinking excessively, getting poor grades and a few have become quite promiscuous. She called me several times while she was visiting them begging me to drive the few hours and pick her up. Now she is considering never going away to school. I am o.k. with that but I worry that she will be missing out on life experiences if she stays at home. I certainly don't want her to follow in the path of her friends but I worry that she will regret staying home. Does anyone have any experience with this? Do all these girls away at college completely lose their morals? Is it just part of growing up? I stayed at home while I went to college and didn't feel I missed out on anything but everyone I talk to says that it is an important part of life. I can't help thinking though that maybe these girls are just too young to handle being away.