At some point in your life — probably on the day when little Mikey got into the cupcakes for the school bake sale — you couldn’t wait for this season of life to come.
But now that it’s here, you might be worried, sad and wondering if you’ve prepared him well enough to face the challenges of college on his own.Here are five things to help you, and him, get ready for when leaving home.
TEACH THEM TO MANAGE MONEY
Asking for more money is one of the main reasons students call home. As early as possible, help your child learn to budget so that these calls for cash are far and few between.
BUY THEM A PLANNER
One of the biggest challenges that students face when they first leave home is time management. A planner can help him stay on top of things like bills, birthdays, and contact information.
UPDATE YOUR INSURANCE POLICIES
Be sure he knows where to go for medical care, and that he has the necessary documents so he can receive care that’s covered by your insurer.
One of the best ways to keep in touch is to send text messages or photos from home.