A Parent’s Guide to College 101 & 102

Tips on easing the stress level in your house as your freshman transitions to campus.

By Anne Vaccaro Brady

As move-in day approaches for college freshmen, the tension builds at home as parents and teens scramble to figure out what they should be doing now and what happens when the big day arrives.

In two posts for Road2College.com, I write about how to approach this anxious but exciting time for your family. “A Parent’s Guide to College 101” covers all the essentials of preparing to go, from reviewing basic money management with your freshman to where to shop and what to pack for dorm life to the importance of focusing on health and wellness now.

“A Parent’s Guide to College 102” gives the lowdown on move-in day, hints to help your teen adapt to dorm life, the truth about the adjustment period, different ways to keep in touch and advice to help your student stay safe on and off campus.

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