Having a child begin his or her college career can be a stressful experience for parents, especially if your son or daughter has never lived away from home before. During this important time of transition for the family, many parents put their own feelings and reactions on hold while helping their child prepare for college life. However, attending to your own emotional needs, as well as your child's, will go a long way toward helping all of you feel comfortable with the challenges that going away to college can bring.
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We hope these ideas and suggestions will be helpful to you in dealing with some of the difficulties that parents experience when their child goes to college. The first year at Loyola is a tremendously exciting time, both for students and their families, and we hope and trust that you and your child will have a rewarding year!
Parts of the "For Parents" section have been adapted from similar pages created by the University of Texas and the University of Delaware.