Here are the rules for how to survive, thrive and not feel overwhelmed as the new kid on campus.Do something crazy Studying is important, but don’t be a 24 / 7 bookworm.Parent involvement is encouraged through participation in the Varsity Club. "Any college women who battled the freshman blues & might be willing to talk to me about it for a story? Within minutes, I heard from Danielle (not her real name), an 18-year-old freshman at a university in Massachusetts.Dear Mom of High School Freshman, It is hard not to feel, in those weeks leading up to the first day of freshman year, that you and your child have finally hit the big leagues. High school is, in many ways, a break with everything that has gone before. High school takes four years because that is the minimum it takes for both kids and parents to transition from the final days of childhood to the first moments of adulthood.
In fact, she had "an amazing, tight-knit crew of about 10 girls.
There is so much to expect your junior year, and sometimes it can seem so overwhelming. So, you've taken your PSAT and pre-ACT, and now you're ready to take the real thing.
If you think back to your sophomore year, you watched the Juniors run around like crazy at times. You've built up your exam study skills, and you're going to spend a good amount of this year prepping to take the test(s), sweating your way through the actual tests, and then anxiously waiting for the test results.
When asked to rate their emotional health compared to their peers, only about 51-percent said theirs was "in the highest 10 percent" of people or even "above average." Freshman also said that they felt overwhelmed and felt depressed in the past year more frequently than classes of years past, and that they were spending less time socializing with friends and more time focused on academics.
You've made it through two years of high school…only two more to go. While this means you've grown up a bit and "rule the school," you also now have even more responsibility to those coming next. It becomes easier to show your faith on campus by leading by example, and underclassmen look to you to set that example.