Posts Tagged ‘safety’

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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Safe dating – on Valentine’s Day and all Year Round

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: February 7th, 2016

Valentine’s Day is a big date night and we all wonder if our child has their own valentine. Come on, admit it. You’re thinking about it. Right? Well anyway, here are a few tips to share to ensure safe dating all year round as well as on Valentine’s Day.

Try these tips.

1) Tell a friend where you’re going and when you expect to return to your dorm

2) Carry your cell phone

3) Drive yourself or meet at a place that you are familiar with

4) Drink responsibly

5) Watch your drink

6) Go with other friends

7) Bring cash and

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As Parents We Are Always Concerned With Safety, But Are Our Kids?

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: August 21st, 2015

We’re thinking about our kids’ safety, but are they?

Start a dialogue and keep the lines of communication open. Make a plan to stay in touch with your child and stick to it. Share these tips with your kids. There’s a lot here. Maybe one at a time?! Your kids might roll their eyes, but they will hear:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Become familiar with the campus and map out safe ways to walk to and from your classes. Walk in lit areas that are frequently traveled.
  • Always walk with at least one other person that you know. Groups are better but are not always practical. If you have to walk alone somewhere, make sure someone is aware of where you will be walking and when you should arrive at your destination.

Personally, I encourage my daughter to call me on her cell phone when she is walking somewhere alone. We talk until she arrives at her destination safely. Even though she is on the phone I encourage her to stay aware of her surroundings.
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