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How to Prepare and Help Your Child For College with Dr. Chelsea Petree

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How to Prepare and Help Your Child For College with Dr. Chelsea Petree

The first year of college is full of excitement and uncertainty. And this Fall brings additional challenges and stress. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Chelsea Petree, Director of the Parent & Family Programs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and the editor of the new book, "College Ready 2021: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition." Each chapter is written by a university official, who works with parents to enhance student success at the collegiate level. The book is an essential guide to prepare parents and families during the transition to college, and covers topics such as, packing, money, staying connected, promoting responsible independence and supporting academic success.

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Chelsea Petree (PhD) is the Parent & Family Programs Director at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Chelsea moved to Rochester in 2015 to establish the Parent & Family Programs office, including developing a comprehensive parent communications plan and implementing family events and engagement opportunities. She has worked to establish a "parents as partners" culture at RIT, increasing support of families across the institution. Chelsea serves as the President of AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education, where she is proud to lead the organization and create new opportunities to support and build community with its members. She is the editor of the book, "College Ready 2021: Expert Advice for Parents to Simplify the College Transition."


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About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.