Posts Tagged ‘college student’

Spring Break is Here!

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: February 26th, 2017

 

College Spring Break is here! It’s a big world out there…

Some college kids come home for Spring Break but others don’t. Whether on a college sponsored trip, community service experience or just to have fun with friends many students are traveling all over the world. Our kids are ready, willing and able to explore it. But are we ready for their untamed enthusiasm?

Just during freshman year alone, my son went on a expedition with his fraternity to Canada, visited friends at other colleges, and partied during spring fling in Florida (only because I wouldn’t permit him to go to Mexico!) Can’t anyone sit still? My head is spinning.

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When Your Freshman Comes Home For Thanksgiving Break…

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: November 8th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving
For those of us who have upper class college kids we can remember the first time our college student came home after being on their own for Thanksgiving break. For many of us it was an eye opening experience. Here was our baby who we had sent off not a mere 2-3 months ago. But after being on his or her own with no one looking over their shoulder sometimes the transition back to living under a parent’s roof was a little rocky. So here we are to caution you that things may be different with your college student when they return home and to be patient so the transition back home can be a smooth one.

As parents we have to remember that except for following some dorm rules our college kids are masters of their own schedule. They sleep when they want, go out when they want, eat when they want and the most important of all come in from a night out when they want. Also since college kids are usually on a whirlwind schedule, balancing studying and a social life many of us parents found that when our college kids came home the first thing they did was to to sleep and sleep they did; sometimes for the whole first day. I remember the first time my oldest came home for Thanksgiving break – he slept the whole first day away. There I was waiting to engage him and find out just how things were going at school and he was sleeping! I was frustrated – if only someone had told me that this might happen I would have been able to take a deep breath and not be so anxious
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Practical Tips for the Dorm Room

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: July 12th, 2016

Did you “decorate” your dorm room when you went away to school? I didn’t. New comforter and that was it. But today our kids want all the comforts of home right in their room at school. And we want to give it to them. It is best to work from a list when you are getting ready to pack and buy for the dorm room. There are many stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Walmart or online shopping sites such as Dorm Smart that have checklists for you to follow as a guideline. FYI, you can also “register” in your local Bed Bath & Beyond store and then pick your stuff up at a store near your student’s college. Click on Read More for some valuable hints from someone who has done this before:
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