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What to tell your high school graduate before he leaves for college

The recent high school graduate in your house who is about to leave town to go to  college or attend college near home needs good advice to prepare to safely and successfully navigate a college campus.  Parents are the perfect people to give such advice.  And although colleges offer orientation programs to entering freshmen, parents should not leave these lessons to others.  Hearing these messages more than once increases the chance that students will hear and understand them.

Tucked into college, safe and sound?

It is every parent's dream.  You are driving away from a beautiful college campus after dropping your happy new freshman off for their initial flight from the nest. 
You feel sure that you have done everything you can to launch your son or daughter into a wonderful university life. The dorm room is furnished.  Freshman orientation is over.  The room mate looks normal.  You found a way to pay tuition.  And you are reasonably sure that your young adult family member is enrolled in a program that will help them, in just four years, to become an economically self-sufficient citizen.