Tips for Parents

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Things parents should do before the first day of classes:

  • Speak positively about this new phase in your student’s life.
  • Discuss appropriate use of money, especially credit cards.
  • Explain what kind of behavior you expect in various aspects of college life (classes, dorm life, parties, etc.)
  • Give some lessons in doing laundry, ironing and cooking.
  • Encourage your student to explore possible extra-curricular activities and clubs he/she might enjoy.
  • Encourage your student to decorate his/her room so it reflects his/her personality and can be a place of comfort.
  • Plan your next visit to campus.
  • Plan care packages.
  • Make sure you let your student know how proud you are of him/her.