PTA in College?

Parents are “graduating” from 12 years of PTA/PTO/PTSA meetings, alongside their high school seniors, so joining a college’s Parent Association may be the last idea on their list of moving junior/juniorette out of the house.  Plus, aren’t kids meant to be finally on their own in college?

For the secret helicopter parent, a college parent association can be a transition from active, day to day parenting, just as junior/juniorette are transitioning to adulthood.  College can be an “in-between” maturing period for parent and teen, or a prolonged adolescence, or some combination of both.   The support of other parents struggling with these same issues, and joined by a common tie in a college culture, can help both parents and teens make this transition, while supporting the college.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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