According to the American College Health Association, 62 percent of undergrads reported feeling “overwhelming anxiety.” Compounding the problem, when teenagers and young adults don’t sleep enough, they’re more likely to misuse caffeine, alcohol and drugs to deal with mood swings. Many have not developed the skills to run their days — filling their prescriptions on time, getting their homework done without being nagged, or turning off their phones for long enough to focus. Options like gap years or plain and simple work experience can help students mature so that when they do enroll, they are more likely to be successful. At the end of the day, what your child needs most is practice running his or her own life