New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
The transition from high school student to college freshman can be as much of an adjustment for parents as it is for their children.
Parents have to allow their children more independence and greater responsibility. “If you’re a ‘helicopter parent’ who micromanages your child’s life, now is the time to land,” says Dr. Karen Soren, director of adolescent medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
“More young adults are delaying independent living and coming home to live with parents after college, which shortens the empty nest period,” notes Dr. Lisa Ipp, associate director of adolescent medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health.
Dr. Soren and Dr. Ipp offer tips for parents on how to make the college transition easier:
For more information, patients may call (866) NYP-NEWS or visit nyp.org.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory, and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more that 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2013, including close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently named to the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org.