My son is a freshman in college this semester. I have noticed that he is getting more stressed with school and college life as the semester progresses. Should I be concerned?
First, congratulations on having your child in college! Stress is one of the most important problems college students experience, the first major hurdle as they adjust to living on their own.
During this time of year, most first-year students begin to realize that life is not perfect. They may have roommate struggles, increased feelings of loneliness, and academic pressure. This is the first time they are managing life on their own, and it can be overwhelming. In addition to praying for your child (1 Thess. 5:16–18), here are a few suggestions for how you can help during your student’s freshman year: