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College Family Weekend


Over the next month, parents will be visiting their children at college for what’s now known as FAMILY WEEKEND.
Typically only Freshman parents attend these events.  Curiosity is a big factor.
After months of agonizing about whether their children have chosen the perfect college or as we college counselors like to say, have found a “good fit”, the next few weekends provide parents a close up view of just how their child is doing.
A client in Syracuse, New York, asked me if she should visit her daughter on Parent’s Weekend.
I encouraged her to go but gave her the following tips:

  • Don’t be upset if your child is too busy to spend the entire weekend with you.  Busy is good!
  • Offer to take your child to dinner off campus.
  • Invite your child’s friends to join you.  Students are thrilled to get out of the dining hall!
  • Try and sit in on a class if you can get to campus by Friday.
  • Attend a rah rah sports event.
  • Remind your child that you’re proud of them!

Juliet Giglio
Educational Consultant in Syracuse, New York


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