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For those that have already experienced sending your child to college.  What do you wish you’d discussed prior to him/her leaving.  What could you have done to prepare your child better?

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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jun 7, 2010
    • I was a bit lucky.  My daughter went to college locally, so she lived at home.  Still I did have a small talk with her.  I explained to her that what she was going to experience was for the rest of her life.  It was not a time to party and forget that her education was important.  She was paying for it so if she wanted to waste her money then she just might be better off staying out of college and working as a McDonald's employee for the rest of her life.  In other words "Don't party away your education."   She will be starting her final year at a local private university that is well known for producing good educators.  She has already been offered a job even though she still has one more year left.

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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 7, 2010
    • I’ve sent two girls off to college.  I don’t remember telling them anything particular.  Don’t wish I had either.  Kids that age aren’t real open to parental advice anyway, so it wouldn’t have done me much good to have a little chat with them.   They were both paying their own way thru school, so I didn’t have to tell them not spend all their time partying.  One quit school and got a job, and one finished school and got a job.  Both are doing well and I’d guess they make about the same amount of money.

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      Suzann wrote Jun 7, 2010
    • I just wanted my son to remember (as Talking Heads  have said), "This ain't no party." And to remember that huge amounts of money were being spent on his college.  

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      Daphne wrote Jun 9, 2010
    • PLEASE be sure to impress upon your children to NEVER allow someone to give them a drink.  Get and hold their own drink.  If they put it down, get a new one!!!

      This is a lesson i’m impressing upon my daughters every chance i can.  That and to never walk alone after dark or in an isolated area, check the car BEFORE they get in it, never open a door without first identifying who is on the other side.  There are a million safety issues to consider but those are some of my top ones.

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