And you thought the jump from high school to college seemed like a big leap? For young adults emerging from four years in the (relatively) structured environment of college dorms classes, and cafeterias to a life that is entirely their own, the change can be daunting. Not to fearCoach Sandy steps in with helpful tips for making a smooth transition.
Christine Brady explains the internship process, from scouting out opportunities and submitting applications to networking and getting along with co-workers. She encourages teens making plans for the summer to consider applying for an internship in favor of the regular stint flipping burgers at the local drive-through.
Dr. Silver writes about one big change that needn't take place during the summer. When Ritalin was first prescribed in the 1950s, doctors advised parents to schedule breaks from the medication during weekends and school vacations, but medical studies conducted in the ensuing decades proved the long-term safety of stimulant use. Dr. Silver helps parents make the decision whether or not to stop medication for the summer.