The plan was to drop my son off at college this weekend and come home to write about my newly emptied nest. But then Isaac turned toward New Orleans, and my goal of being a laid back, non-helicoptering mother turned into something else, too.
Here is my advice for today's students. Following these basic suggestions will help you get better grades, have more opportunities, get your degree more quickly, and get the most out of your college years.
Starting next month, approximately six million young adults will be heading off to their freshman year at college. To look at it another way, about six million American mothers will be in some stage of meltdown.
As a college freshman, I can absolutely attest to the high levels of stress that students are under. That said, here's why I believe first-year college students should take a deep breath and look forward to the future.