My son starts his senior year in a few weeks. He’s my baby. The one I butt heads with. The one that will challenge me every step of every day. The one I will fight for at every turn and the one I will not stop telling that he can do this.
As we look at colleges and talk about him leaving home I honestly never thought we would get to this point. If you had told me when he was between 7 and 10 ish years old that he would one day go to college I would laugh at you and tell you how wrong you were. This boy who would fight, punch, bite, and throw things? Never. Oh, we knew he was beyond smart but socially he would never make it. We would be happy if he could live on his own and hold a job.
Don’t get me wrong we are still struggling to get him ready to go to college. He needs to be more independent on completing the work and working with his teachers when he is stuck. He needs to keep a to do list and a calendar which he still struggles with. We are hoping soon he will be able to do this independently without my standing over him.
All of you that have sent kids off to college please tell me this is going to be okay.