7 Tips For Shipping Your Child Away To College!

Sending your child off to college is frightening in more ways than one. From now on, they will be free to make their own choices, and it is normal to worry about whether or not they are prepared! You want them to succeed in classes, and have a great time finding out who they really are. Here are a few tips for parents preparing to ship their children off to the next chapter of life:

  • Remind your children that they will meet people from all walks of life. Encourage them to be open minded, and tolerant of others.
  • Avoid any negative comments about the university they are headed too. This will help relieve any of the negativity they may already feel towards leaving their hometown.
  • Encourage socialization! Talking to classmates and joining clubs is how your children will find the group of people who make them feel great.
  • Remind your child how important it is to make connections with professors. Not only can they provide guidance, but also they will be great connections when searching for jobs in 4 years.
  • Research all of the activities offered through the university, and present them to your child. Being an active member of the university community is an easy way to make friends.
  • If your child is attending a city university, encourage them to look for a job off campus. It will be close enough for them to walk to, and will help build their confidence and work ethic.
  • Don’t dwell on the freshman 15. Unless your child’s weight is already unhealthy, there is no reason to damage their self-esteem.

 

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