I post this article every year at this time, because every year there’s a whole new crop of college students heading off to college. Here’s to giving your child and your family the best four years possible!
Your son’s about to leave for college, and there are a thousand things you want to talk to him about before he goes.
This month, take him out for a special celebratory dinner — and include these 6 things in the dessert conversation. You’ll make the next four years much, much easier on your family and on him.
1) “Let’s talk about how often you want us to call you while you’re away at college.”
Parent, you might want to say something like this: “We hear that a lot of college families schedule a specific once-a-week time for parents to call. How would Sundays at 1 pm work for you? We can always change the time later on if another time works out better.
Of course, you can call or text us any time. We’ll always be happy to hear from you.”
2) “Let’s talk about how often you’d like us to visit you at college.”
“We’ll come for special performances or games, of course – and then maybe one time a semester besides that to take you out to dinner? Tell us what would feel good to you.”
3) “Son, let’s talk about what life will look like when you come home on college breaks.”
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