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D will be entering our state flagship in the fall; she was a very motivated high schooler who did an extensive college search and made a well-considered choice at the end with which she still seems happy. However, she is focusing all her attention on her summer job and spending time with friends so that when she gets mailings from the university she barely glances at them. Some have important papers to complete (e.g., health forms) and some are related to being ready to choose courses when she goes to orientation. I find myself fishing them out of junk mail piles so they don't get thrown away.
I know things will work out in the long run and am not battling her about this disinterest in the spirit of not sweating the small stuff during this summer of transition, but I am wondering if other parents have had similar experiences and if I should be somewhat proactive in seeing that things get done or just keeping things in a separate pile in case for now. Any thoughts?