School Tips for Modern Parents
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off to college and Lily had her first day of Kindergarten. These are two big
steps that are often very hard for parents to handle. Here is some advice for
all of those modern parents out there
who are going through these transitional stages with their families.
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their selves in college, make sure you clearly discuss guidelines. Remind them
that even though you are not there to set specific rules, they are still
responsible for their actions. Claire and Phil certainly know what it’s like
when your daughter calls you one night because they’ve been caught doing
illegal things by the police.
are prepared for their big day by giving them a basic educational foundation
and teaching them to play well with others. When Lily heads off to kindergarten
and gets in a tousle on her first day, Cam and Mitchell are put in a very awkward
situation. No parent wants to be in the same situation!
a fine line between suffocating your college kid and staying informed about
what’s going on in their life. Many families will select a certain time, for
instance Sunday afternoons, to have family phone calls and catch up on the
week’s happenings, even if they have talked throughout the week. Just because
your son or daughter has moved out, it does not mean that your relationship has
to suffer! In fact, sometimes parent-child relationships grow once the kid has
left for college.
of in his college dorm room or leaving your daughter for the first day of
kindergarten. Have a distraction for yourself so that you don’t find yourself
at home looking through photo albums and wondering “how did the time go by so
quickly?” These steps are exciting, but certainly emotional and you don’t want
to wallow in your sorrows.
Show You Care
No matter what age your child is, make sure you are sharing in
their excitement! Whether you have a kindergartener bringing home a painting or
a college student signing up for campus activities, ask them questions about
their life and listen to their answers. Celebrate with them
when they ace an exam or learn to count to 20.