Hopefully, you’ve had all the important talks with them. That is one of the major things, but there are other things you can do in order to help your teen have a safe time at college.
Their First Credit Card And The Knowledge To Use It Properly
You want your teen to be safe in emergencies, so it could be important to get them their first credit card. If they have no credit of their own yet it may be difficult to get them one, but you could get a card in their name on one of your own accounts. Once they’re working and have some established credit they can then get one on their own.
You don’t want your teen racking up some big purchases on your account so make sure to discuss the rules of credit card usage with them. Make sure they understand this isn’t free money, that it’s a loan that also comes with interest rates that add up the more they spend.
A Care Package Of Healthy Food To Get Them Started On The Right Path
You want your teen to be healthy while they are away, which means that you want to get them started on a healthy path. A good way to do that is to start them off with a care package full of healthy things to munch on. College is a busy time, and teens have limited options sometimes when it comes to food, and time to eat it.
Instead of sending them with nutritionless things life Ramen noodles, stock them up with granola bars and nuts, and other healthy items that boost energy. You might even want to give them a gift card for a local grocery store near their college.
College Supplies, Including A Laptop
Start them off with the things they need. They aren’t going to have time to run out and buy extra college supplies once classes start, so make sure they have enough things on hand for the first semester. That includes pens, pencils, and paper, and even a shiny new laptop that will hold up to all of the typing and studies they will be doing.
Stamps, Paper, And Some Envelopes
Even though the internet has made it so that people can constantly stay in touch without the old fashioned form of handwritten letters, it can still be nice to get a letter in the mail. Supply your teen with stamps, paper, and envelopes so that they can write to people, even the ones that aren’t on the internet.