You’d think parents would be over-the-moon when we get our college acceptance letter, but most turn to nervous wrecks. They’re afraid of you…
Not Visiting on Weekends or Holidays
Parties, study cram sessions and the dodgeball weekend league seem like good reasons to skip a visit home to you, but your parents will miss you…A LOT. Be sure to call once in a while.
Becoming a Party Animal
C-Fest in Rosarito, tailgates, homecomings, spring breaks, TURNING 21?! Can’t blame them for worrying.
Having a Change of Heart
They know college is hard and pray you won’t drop out for something easier like beauty school, stardom or moving back home.
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Because they know three, short months in idyllic London, Puerto Rico or Costa Rica is enough to make you want to move there forever.
Experimenting with Drugs
They weren’t born yesterday. They know these new college friends may lead you to make questionable choices.
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Starving to Death
Moms will never consider your emergency stash of frozen burritos, corn dogs and Top Ramen real food.
Losing Your Virginity
They don’t know you probably already lost your V-card.
They’ve heard the horror stories about hazing, drinking and wild frat parties.
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Becoming an Atheist
With thought-provoking philosophy classes, parents fear you’ll question what you learned in catechism.