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Our Top 10 FAQs are only the tip of the college parenting iceberg. Here are more reflections from experienced college parents. “That it’s okay not to hear very often from your student. I would run into friends who could tell me what their son or daughter had for breakfast. I knew I was taking a healthy approach to parenting a...
One of the hardest things about sending our children off to college is the loss of daily contact. If you and your student text or talk every day, you may not need to read any further. For the rest of us, it’s normal sometimes to be anxious, sad or frustrated by the silence that can stretch between us. “The hardest part...
Or, "Where did I put the Kleenex?!" If you’re reading this, you survived (or are surviving) move-in day with your new college student. We hope these tips and suggestions from parents who traveled this road before you ease your journey. If you’re still on campus… Remember with all move-in activities to let your student lead the way. Ask your student what you can...
There’s nothing like the energy of a college town. You may not get to campus often, and then only for a weekend. How can you make the most of your time — with and without your student? Get on your student’s calendar Discuss in advance what meals you’ll share, and if you’ll go to any athletic events, performances, etc. When will...