Lee Woodruff

SPEAKER – AUTHOR – MEDIA TRAINER

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August 2010

Family

PART THREE– LIFE AFTER COLLEGE DROP OFF

Many parents are taken by surprise by how “plain old sad” they feel in the aftermath of a child’s departure.  When the first kid goes off to college, your own parents ( the college kid’s grandparents) are most likely more fragile or have died.  That may add an intensity to the sense of loss for the sandwich generation.  ...

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COLLEGE DROP-OFF DAY — PART 2

OK—the big day has arrived (or almost).  Know that you have done your job.  Your goal is for them to be happy, safe, well-adjusted and content. As you pull away from campus after hugs and good byes, it’s going to be up to that son or daughter to make proper decisions and to move in the right direction. Although your job as a parent  ...

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Preparing to Send a Kid to College – Part 1

Last summer I did a segment for “Good Morning America” on sending your first child off to college.  I canvassed friends and strangers for their best advice and got an overwhelming response.  The end result was really more of a video diary.  My college bound son forbid me to put him on camera, so I documented the parent’s  ...

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