10 things to teach your daughters (before they go to college!)
We all think about the usual things we want our kids – especially our daughters – to know before they head off to college.
1 Girls rule, boys drool. It was true in Pre-K and it’s still true now.
2 You don’t get grades, you earn them. The college professor is there to guide your child’s educational experience but she alone is responsible for the outcome.
4 Tuna makes you sleepy, so don’t eat a tuna fish sandwich when you’re cramming for an exam.
3 Wear sensible shoes – at least sometimes. She’ll be walking all over campus and she needs to get places with ease.
5 Plan, don’t procrastinate. If you have a daughter with a track record of waiting until the last moment, transition to college may be hard. Break the habit now.
6 Coffee alone does not a breakfast make. Sugar and caffeine give a temporary lift, but the brain works better with some real food to go along with that.
7 Be a good roommate. Your daughter will be thrust together with a complete stranger. These young women can become lifelong friends if they understand and respect one another.
8 Have some school spirit. Intercollegiate athletics, whether as a player or a spectator, are a wonderful part of the college experience. Get out there and enjoy!
9 Don’t be afraid to call home. If your child goes away to college, remind her that it’s OK to ask parents for advice. She’s grown up, sure, but not that grown up.
10 Savor every single minute of the college experience. Next comes real life.