Parenting Tips for College Age Children

October 20, 2008

College Students Studying OutsideMy daughter is away at college and she loves to get mail. Whenever I send her a card I like to enclose a little surprise, something that will fit inside a card like a bookmark, flat decorative magnet, stickers, shampoo samples, etc.


Lately I have been sending coupons for the foods she likes, makeup she uses and cleaning supplies. She called me last week all excited and said, "Mom, guess what? I saved $13 at the store because they were taking double coupons." She is now becoming a thrifty person like her mom.

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August 23, 2010

My niece is about to leave for college. In addition to the normal stuff a college bound student requires, I prepared a mini "college survival" kit, all packed within a small tupperware like container

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February 23, 2009

Sending our oldest away to college was going to be difficult enough as she selected a college 4.5 hours away. In order to provide some basic DORM ROOM necessities, I began collecting items last September to present to her upon graduation from High school.

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August 28, 2012

Some of my daughters' friends ran up huge debts at university. Their parents had said "We will pay your college bills". This sounds practical, but the students had carelessly charged everything to their college accounts, thinking that it did not matter, parents would pay.

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August 28, 2008

A few tips as your student goes away to college. Send an umbrella. They may never have used one in high school, but they will to walk all the way across campus in a downpour.

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December 9, 2004

We have started a tradition for our children when they go off to college. Each time my daughter comes home for a break from school, she is met with a single red rose.


Just a reminder of how much we love her! Many times roses are only $1 each so this is also not expensive! By Robin

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March 18, 2016

This is a page about setting a curfew for college age children. College students still living at home are still a subject of worry for their parents.

A tired college student trying to study.

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