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Advice for surviving your teen’s transition from High School to College

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 by Judy Callans, LCSW

For many teens ending a four-year high school career and entering college is an exciting time.  They tend to view this as an ending of their youth and the beginning of their adult lives.  It is a long awaited freedom from the rules and restrictions set by parents and teachers.   Many young adults welcome and thrive with this new sense of control over their own lives.  However, it is worthwhile for both the parent and the student to keep in mind that this autonomy brings responsibility, and responsibility often leads to stress.


Judy Callans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Northfield, Illinois. She is a founding member of Judy can be reached for consultation in her office or online. See for more information.