Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 32: What Life Skills Should My High School Child Be Mastering Now To Be Successful In College?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

This episode topic comes from a Green Popsicle Stick Group Facebook member. Once again, when I sat down to organize and script this out, I had no idea that I had so many thoughts on the subject. Too funny.

Katie asked, “What skills are you glad you taught your daughter before she went off to college? And, is there anything you wished you’d spent more time on with her?”

These are fantastic questions from Katie, whose daughter is already ahead of the game, as you will hear in this episode. 

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Christine’s thoughts on useful life skills needed for college
    • Laundry: remember the bedding!
    • Consider limited food options and how your child will handle this
    • Cleaning and supplies
    • Money management 
    • Future Document Preparations
      • I-9 Form
      • W-4
      • Memorize Social Security Number
      • Safe Storage of Documents
    • Ditch the “Mom Organization Method”
    • School/life balance
    • Encourage hobbies
    • Tools for emotional health
    • Familiarity with Medical Appointments

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have something to add to my life skills for college list? 
  2. If you attended college, did you feel prepared? 

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 24: With My Child Heading to College, are the Thoughts I am Having Normal?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
My future empty nest friend, I want to talk about the normal thoughts that you may expect to have as you prepare for your child heading to school. 
 
Our minds like to be creative. Here are some that I’ve heard from friends, clients, and family: 
 
  • Will they ever bathe in college?
  • Will they find a community that welcomes them?
  • How will they focus enough to study with the many distractions available on a college campus?
  • What the heck am I going to do with my time?
  • Will they eat well?
  • Will they party too much and drop out of school?
  • What if they take seven years to get through school?
  • Motherhood is over!
I’ve got you! Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • A new visualization of your thoughts
  • How to treat your thoughts of your child heading to college (leaving home)
  • How your thoughts are like drops of water on eye glasses
  • And more!

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Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What silly thought does your mind like to present to you?
  2. How are you doing with noticing your thoughts?

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 15: Being Brave When Your Child Picks a Non-local School, or Going Far Away to College; How to be The Emotional Adult in The Room

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Anne (my guest) and I touched on this in my last episode – how to be the emotional adult in the room.  College is a significant change – and when they go far enough away that they can’t stop by for dinner – it is a REALLY SIGNIFICANT change. 
 
You can handle it. I know you can. Take some deep breaths, do some thought work and you’ve got this. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • How to be the emotional adult in the room. Sneak Peek: Check Your Thoughts
  • Benefits of your child moving away/going far away to college
  • The thoughts I used to adjust to the transition

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Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Are you having to deal with this situation?
  2. Have you dealt with this situation and do you have advice for others who are about to go through it?

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All College Topic Podcast Episodes:

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You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.