"Six things college has taught me, to date". The first one made this former mother of two college students laugh, yes, out loud. "We all wish our mom still did our laundry." C'mon admit it, I bet you arrive home with a suitcase full of dirty laundry when you visit your parents. All kidding aside, she offers some sound advice.
1. Being a big kid is hard - no moms and dads at college.
2. Time management is key to success - get off social media 24/7, get to class on time, do your homework the day before, not 4:00 a.m.
3. You can’t escape reality - make goals and live up to them.
4. Conflict is essential - The advice I'd give my own children and students, "You can say whatever you want to your teacher/boss/counselors as long as you do so politely."
5. Being discouraged is okay - should read "Being discouraged is essential." If you aren't discouraged from time to time, you are not growing in knowledge or maturity.
6. Believe it or not, mistakes are a good thing - Absolutely!!!! How will you ever get any better at anything if you don't take some chances? And if you take chances, you are bound to fail once in a while.
What has college taught you so far?