It's a long four years between freshman orientation and graduation. Be sure to get your kids ready for the journey.
School’s out for the summer, but for some kids, school will be the only thing on their mind during the next couple of months anyway, particularly if they’re heading off to college for the first time in the fall.
Whether a kid is going across the country or sticking close to home base, there are things parents can do to make the transition to college easier and more manageable.
Here are some important things to keep in mind as your child heads off to an institution of higher learning:
Stay In Touch
Between texting, Skyping, smartphones and email, being in contact with a child away from home has never been easier (or less expensive, assuming you have a good plan). While a parent and/or child may want to stay in touch daily, try to reach an agreement as to how often you’ll connect. Too often and you might as well go hold you’re child’s hand; too infrequently and they might feel a bit abandoned and lost in addition to the emotional shock of being on their own for the very first time. Don’t try to fight their battles, but be sure to be a good listener. And sending an actual letter or care package from time to time is kind of nice, too. Who doesn’t like a good piece of snail mail every now and again?
Source: Fox Business
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