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Subject: Re: Kid accepted to college; ideas for support Date: 1/14/2013 5:47 PM
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Any ideas for love/support at a distance?

Each of my kids had a credit card from my account and was told that if things got so difficult they didn't know what to do that they should go to the airport, charge a ticket and head home. None of them did but later they each told me it was important to know they could.

So here's a thread from when my oldest was accepted(and you'll recognize most of the posters) -http://boards.fool.com/roar-lions-roar-10423997.aspx?sort=wh...

Each of mine had a different preferred method of communication & this is still true. Ask him how he would like to keep in touch. Care packages are great, particularly with enough to share. Mine were responsible for books and personal expenses so a Chipotle gift card was always welcome. If you go to visit, take at least a friend of his with you when you go out to eat. You'll hear much more about what's going on that way.

I don't know the college or major(and this is both professional and parental advice) but be sure he has a small group he is attached to, whether it is a hobby, sport, freshman interest group by major. Many colleges arrange summer orientations so the students are living near each other and/or are in the same major. It's important to have that connection.

Hope this helps. (and I did send them off with condoms ;)
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