This one is dedicated to all the parents with highschool seniors. It’s my effort to help get you ready for what’s to come. In all fairness, you seasoned parents may get something new or yell out in solidarity with me!
All the portals
In an effort to get to know why I’m the way I am, a few episodes will be dedicated to sharing some of my story. This week I’ve decided to share some of my Drew’s story.
If your student was lucky enough to go to campus then they are likely to head home soon. This is the last of four episodes to help you get ready.
If your student was lucky enough to go to campus then they are likely to head home soon. This is the third of four episodes to help get ready.
Episode 39 - Advice from the Dean of Students and Parent & Family programs; the second in my four part series.
If your student was lucky enough to go to campus then they are likely to head home soon. This is the second of four episodes to help get ready.
Episode 38 - Three things to think about before your student comes home for break
If your student was lucky enough to go to campus then they are likely to head home soon. This is the first of four episodes to help get ready.
This one will cover your home.
I am NOT a healthcare professional. Seek professional advice from your doctor.
Check in. It should be at least monthly and a visual check in.
How are you emotionally/mentally?
How are you physically?
How are your grades?
My story...professional journey
McDonalds- developed customer service
Mall clothing store- relationships with staff/subordinates
Marketing long term care
My story of worrying about worst case scenario with Steph after losing Drew and Hannah’s murder.
This is worry that isn’t grounded in fact...it’s in your mind, you see today’s problems as a preview of things to come...you worry that your child will struggle as an adult.
In psychology, this is called futurizing, and it’s one of the most negative and destructive things we can do as parents.
Futurizing is having an unrealistic negative view of what the future holds. It’s a worst case scenario mindset.
Futurizing is what psychologists call a thinking error. A thinking error is a faulty pattern of thinking where what you think doesn’t match reality. Your thoughts are distorted are virtually always negative. In other words, your faulty thinking makes things out to be worse than they really are.
when we make things out to be worse than they really are, we start to cause more problems….make things worse. It makes you...
Am i getting old enough that some of you don’t get that reference? Yikes. I will share the who and the why to help provide a little clarity for you and your student.