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Need some experienced parent advice here.....dd is a freshman studying architecture - came home last night for a very short breather (has to go back right after lunch - too much work to do) and to get her car.
She had a meltdown last night - can't make friends, everyone else is already getting in their little "groups". Of course, school itself is beyond overwhelming - she's in the arch studio till all hours every night - I see serious sleep deprivation - she says "that's college life, mom".
She seems to enjoy architecture - and I asked if this is what she wants to do, she says she doesn't know, but she enjoys arch more than anything else she knows of.
She says she feels socially dysfunctional because in high school she spent all of her time on school work, and didn't take time to develop interests, hobbies, etc., and has nothing to talk to people about. I've tried to give her suggestions on how to talk to people, but it just doesn't come easily to her.
It's going to be so hard sending her back to school this afternoon knowing that she's having such a rough time.
Is this normal for this stage? We know she needs to get involved in a group or something where she can meet more people, but she says she doesn't have time to do that.