It's that time of year again.
Minivans and cars loaded with boxes, duffles, and electronics are shuttling across the country, bringing thousands of eager, excited, and sometimes scared teens to college.
Here's some things you just might want to make sure they can do before heading out.
The Checklist for Students (in no particular order)
Eating and Sleeping:
Safety (this will be hammered on during orientation, but is worth repeating):
Courtesy and Manners:
As a psychologist who studies parenting during adolescence, I could go on about psychological preparation, social skills, and a thousand other things that it would be great if all parents gave our kids.
But it's too late for that. They're walking out the door.
If they can do THESE things, they've got a decent, practical start.