August 29, 2012
Moving a kid into a college dorm requires a strategy. My first recommendation is to realize that move in day is not the day to cry your emotions out. I saw many moms doing this during a previous move-in day with my oldest daughter. I felt bad for their kids who were also challenged with emotions, yet anxious to get their stuff in the elevator and figure out if their roommate was going to be cool or not. Wait until you drive away or cry the night before. Soon enough the need for something, another pillow case, supply money, medicine or love will happen. Most women respond very well to being needed, most go above and beyond especially when they miss their kids. The joke is that they turn their kids old bedroom into an office as soon as they leave the house. The reality is they lay in the bed once occupied by their child and reminisce about childhood memories. After a while she'll wash the sheets and get the room ready for a return visit from said child. But, not right away.
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She Back to School Tip
While high-school students average 35 hours per week of class time, college students log an average of 15 to 18 hours per week.
Getting their "free" time under control now will help prepare then for managing that extra 20 hours a week come freshman year of college — when they'll need to study and want to socialize more than ever.
If they don't already, have your high schooler start using a daily planner. This could be a datebook they keep in a bag, an online version they maintain at home, or both. It's easy to over-schedule or "double-book" if they aren't careful. Manage your time wisely and you'll get the maximum out of each day.
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