Article courtesy of Suzanne Mims from the examiner.com
For you and your college student, it is now officially "Fall - Freshman Year." You may not be more excited than your freshman but you are probably more anxious. Is she meeting people? Is he getting along with his roommate? Is she eating properly? Is he sleeping enough? What about drinking...and sex?.....and then there are all those questions about the academic side. There will be ups and downs, crises and successes. Parents who have already gone through this say: relax...what will be, will be....and...
Find a bakery: Nothing will make you more nostalgic than if your child's birthday occurs during the school year. You and he will both be sad that you cannot celebrate it in the family's customary fashion. Identify a local bakery to deliver his favorite cake with his favorite frosting to share with his roommates and friends. (College students tend to be very caring when it comes to birthdays.)
Buy the plane/train tickets now: It is easy to forget to plan for holiday travel but remember that those reservations book quickly and there may be limited availability.
Make your hotel reservations now: Are you planning to attend a football game? Parents' Weekend? A performance or conference champs? Identify the local hotel that best meets your needs and reserve early -- again, there may be limited availability, especially... Click here to read full article