College Preparation: Will your teen be ready?

Prep Your Child For Social Pressures in College Without Being A Lawnmower Parent

Mon., May 20 from 7-8pm at the Bedford Library

It’s never too early to start prepping your son or daughter for college. But we are not talking about academics here. Learn how and what to share with your kid about the current college social scene and social pressures at BeBOLD’s (Bedford – Building Our Lives Drug-free) monthly Speaker Series Event. This event is open to parents, guardians and teens.

Sheila Lambert, owner of New Life Counseling and Wellness Center, will present to parents and teens on how to navigate the social pressures of college life. With her previous experience in Higher Education as the Director of the Wellness Center and Chairing the CARE team at Southern New Hampshire University, she will review ways to talk to your kid about expectations around alcohol use, describe existing social norms and pressures in college and hear the latest data about drinking and drug use at nearby universities. Also learn how “overparenting” can lead to culture shock for your kid and how it may adversely affect them once in college.

There will be a 40-minute presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer session.

For info on BeBOLD, www.beboldbedford.org.