Of the innumerable moments in your parenthood journey, saying goodbye to your son or daughter as they leave for college is one of the most significant. Many years and countless hours of preparation have led to this major milestone. In the days and weeks preceding their departure, communication remains paramount. Refer to my tips below to get the conversation started.
1. Make a communication plan.
Discuss how much you “expect” to be contacted during the week. It’s critical for parents to understand their college student can’t respond immediately to every text or call. Be respectful of their independence and full schedule.
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