Topics for Parents to Discuss With Their Children Before Move-In Day
In his ongoing series, “Your Child Has Been Accepted,” Scott Garbini focuses on the specifics of the day-to-day life your child, as a new college student, will be facing.
Most of you are still relishing in the glory of having your child graduate. You have helped them through the process of applying. You have received your financial aid packages. You have held the celebrations, hosted proud relatives, and watched your child open gifts… Now what?
As children all over the country have been accepted into colleges or universities, there are yet more things to be done; crucial things to help set your child up for the most potential for success.
Most people think after high school graduation that all they have to do for the next three months is relax and breathe easy; the hard part is over. The reality is, there are only three months to make sure that your child truly has the independent life skills needed for this important transition in their lives. What are the things your child – and you – needs to know before “move in day?” Some situations students will encounter will fall into several categories, but the three main topics to review with your child are those related to Day-to-Day Life, Social Awareness, and Scholastic Responsibility.
Does your child know …
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