You're an Uncool College Parent If...

  1. #1. You wish your kid responded to your text.
  2. #2. You know they're over 18; and you still care.
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Congratulations College Graduates and Parents!

Four years seems like a long time when you start college but in truth it flies by. It is that time of year again and UCP wants to congratulate all those young adults who are graduating from college. We wish them all the best in whatever path they choose. Congratulations to all you Uncool College Parents also -it is a tough road to travel -when your child started college they were closer to being a child and now undoubtedly they are a young adult. As a parent that is a hard transition to make as well. As you sit in the ceremony with your eyes dewy remember the little boy or girl they once were and look forward to the successful adult they will become.
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My Child Wants To Transfer

What if after the first semester, second semester or even second year, your son
or daughter comes to you and expresses a desire to transfer schools. Know that this is not so uncommon these days.

I feel like when we were going to school most people I know chose a college and finished out their four years there. Now it is more common to hear that kids want to change colleges. Understanding that their 18 year old self wanted something different vs. their now 19, 20, or 21 year old self is a big step for a young adult.
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My College Kid Is Home!

My son returned home the other night with a car filled with laundry. I received a “Hi, mom, finals went ok….what do you have to eat?” Ran through the house to his room – emailed and texted his home friends and he was out the door in one hour. Great seeing him for all of 10 minutes. Laundry is taking 10 days!