Recorded Workshop

So Your Child is Headed to College – Help Them Arrive Prepared

April 13, 2023 12:00 pm EDT/EST

This workshop was hosted live on the date noted above, you can view the recording and download the handouts below.

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About This Workshop

“You don’t know what you don’t know.” Most college-bound students, and their parents, know very little about what to expect after they arrive at school. It helps to be prepared for all new experiences, like dropping off their bags in their new room and meeting their roommate, to getting to their first class on-time, to encountering their first exam. You may be bringing your teen to a totally new climate and geography too. They will probably have to make all new friends and suddenly live communally with a lot of young people they don’t know.  No one talks with kids about:

  • The change in academic schedule where they transition from 7 or 8 hours in high school to 2 – 3 hours per day of college classes with an average of at least 2.5 hours of work daily to be done on their own. 
  • All the newfound freedom and lack of structure can contribute to freshmen attending their first week of being introduced to each class without realizing there will be a lot of work every week to pass their first exams. 

For many first-year college students, the dramatic number of new experiences coupled with poor self-care can result in heightened emotional stress and increased mental health issues. You will have to figure out your own new path and your role as parent. When do you lean in and when do you step back? Join us for this live interactive workshop where you can connect with other parents anticipating this new world and get answers from a seasoned clinician who has supported college freshmen across the country for years.

  • Click the button above to watch the recording of this workshop previously hosted.  Come learn proven, effective solutions that quickly produce positive results giving you more clarity and confidence. If you are looking for more support email our Parent Guides at
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library, Teen Age Library- Support, Inspire and Connect Library. Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Talking to Teens: Communication for Connection and Positive Connections for More Cooperation for Teens

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize with more clarity the nature of this important transition for your child 
  • Apply strategies to support your child to be practically and emotionally prepared for their first semester of college
  • Recognize the nature of your own transition in this process, apply self-compassion and identify balanced approaches to supporting your child during their first year away.

Meet your Instructors

Marc Lehman

Adolescents, Mental Health,



  • college

Age Category

  • Teens & Young Adults
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