This week, we have a couple of tips for students going back to college.
General College Safety Tips
Having a car in prime condition is only one element of college life that will keep your child out of trouble. Although his or her experience can change depending on a variety of factors, here are some ground rules that you should go over before he or she embarks on this next chapter.
- Don’t drink too much. Not only will it affect grades, but it could lead to a host of health problems.
- Clean your dorm regularly. Smells will develop over time, and your teenager could create a biohazard in the process.
- Try to eat healthily. College students are notorious for eating cheap food, but it will cost them in the long run.
- Stay safe on campus. Walking around at night can be dangerous in some areas, so always have a buddy or friend go with you.
- Don’t get too stressed. Too much anxiety can lead to depression and other mental afflictions. Remind your teen to relax from time to time and avoid cramming whenever possible.
- Think before you act. College is a time to explore and try new things, but remember that everything we do has consequences — either good, bad or a little of each. Sometimes those consequences cannot be reversed. Remind your student to think about what they do BEFORE they do it. Overall, teach your son or daughter that it’s okay to discover who they are as long as they aren’t putting themselves in danger.