As parents, the academic success of our children will remain a primary focus for quite some time. Before we realize it, our children are grown and it is time to send them off to college! Such a milestone can, and often does, change the family dynamic. How do you prepare your other children for the absence of their sibling as he or she goes off to college?
The impact of a brother or sister going away can be very great on a younger sibling. Older brothers and sisters play an important role in one another’s lives. They are often the family members a younger child looks to for support and guidance. How do we, as parents, help our children grow through this transition?
College is an important milestone in your child’s life. It is natural to focus your energy into ensuring that he or she makes a smooth and successful transition. When you acknowledge and address the impact of your child’s absence on his or her siblings at home, you can help ensure that no one feels unimportant or left behind. After all, as a family, you are all in it together.