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I remember leaving for college.   It was the first time that I would ever been away for so long.  I missed my family, but thankfully, I have a Mom that knows just what I need when I need it.  Today, I am going to share 5 tips to stay connected to your college kids when they are away that I learned from my mom.

1. Send a card.

My mom sent me cards at least once a week.   She would just send cards that said that she cared about me.   I couldn’t wait to check my mail because I knew that I would find a card in the mail.  She could talk to me on the phone every day, but she still sent cards.   It was wonderful!

2- Send FUN packages:  Home made cookies,  favorite store-bought snacks,  fun socks,  a great book.  Anything that you could would love and not expect.

3- Visit for the day.

I loved when my parents would drive to see me and we could have lunch together.   I loved when my brother would stop by for a visit, too.  They were both two hours from me (my brother went to Penn State while I was at Pitt).

4- Get the Sprint Family Share Pack – a new shared-data plan that offers double the high-speed data at a lower price than AT&T and Verizon Wireless.    Its the best deal in data.  Here are a few details:

• For a family up to 10 lines, get 20GB of Shared Data and Unlimited Talk & Text for only $100 a month.

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• For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month better than AT&T’s and Verizon’s current pricing through 2015; double the data of Verizon; and more than double the high-speed data of AT&T and T-Mobile.

• It doesn’t matter if your family is 3, 5, or 10 people, you will get at least 20 GB of shared data and your monthly charge will be $100.    Plus, for customers who bring their number and activate on the Sprint Family Share Pack, Sprint will buy out their families’ contracts with a Visa Prepaid Card worth up to $350.

5-  Ask your child to send home old tests or work.

I would love to know what my kids are doing in class and what better way than to ask them to send you one sample piece of work each week or even every month.  (Give your child a self-adressed, stamped envelope to make this as easy as possible for them… if you really want to connect, you need to do the work!)

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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