Parents sending their kids to college is almost as monumental of a transition as it is for the student. Many topics concern you, from worrying if your child will make the best decisions or even staying in touch. You can easily wade through this life change by setting precedents to perpetuate honesty and care with your children.
Preparing your kids for the transition to college often boils down to helping them earn good grades and get into the right extracurriculars. However, focusing solely on academic goals would be a tragic disservice. Teens and young adults need much more than book learning to help them succeed in life. Help your kids now to improve practical life skills so they can become successful college students and then adults.