Getting into a university is definitely an exciting phase for your kid. They will be able to learn new things and meet new people. As parents, you need to help them prepare for this new chapter.
If you have a kid that is heading to college soon, these tips might help on their upcoming move:
- Let them run the show
You have to realize that your kid is now grown up and would probably like to make their own decisions. This is probably the start. So let them decide on what they want to do, including how they want to prepare for their university life. Let them run the show. This would empower them and make them feel independent, especially now that they are going to be on their own at the university.
But do not fret. It doesn’t mean that you will not be a part of any preparation. You can be there as their dear consultants. You can give some suggestions and or your experiences which will give them a little overview of what’s to come.
- Help them with their checklist
One main job of a dear consultant is to help them with their checklist. There are a lot of things needed for university. And with lots of stuff that they should take, there is a high chance that they forgot something. To avoid these instances, help them create a list. Let them do this on their own and you just need to check it afterwards. You can divide the list into several categories like “To Bring” (basically all the stuff he can get from home) and “To Buy” (things you need to purchase) to prevent bring two for each thing on the list. Also, do not forget to specify the quantity.
- Suggest the best store to buy the essentials
As parents, you’ve become quite an expert on where to buy things. Probably because we’ve been doing groceries for quite some time. Well, this knowledge would come in handy now as you will be helping your kid to shop for uni essentials. Take them to your favorite shopping district and tell your kid which of the stores offer the great deal.
If you opt to shop online, help them pick out the best stuff. But as mentioned, let them hold the reigns.
- Help them packed
After all the sorting and shopping, it is now time to pack. With all the things that needed to be shipped, your kid might have to allot at least three days to get it done. Assist them on this. While you are at it, you can give some packing suggestions and reminders for your kid to remember by.
- Give them the best send-off party
Many parents feel sad and gloomy about sending their kids to the university. It is perfectly normal. But if you look on the bright side, your kid is growing independently and smart. Being alone in the university will give them a taste of real life – they will plan out their days, make mistakes, and stand up to recover.
Show your kids how happy you are by giving them a memorable send-off party. Do not forget to give them a send-off gift!
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