Well onto Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Well onto Wednesday
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 8:33am

I don't know if I told you all I'll be taking my son on college tours next week and won't be around. Why does this stress me out so much?






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 10:43am

Oh how fun. Have you picked out a few schools or is there one in particular he is visiting?

Nothing much going on with me. My older sister is in town visiting so I haven't spent as much time on the computer as usual. If it doesn't storm today we are going to try to get to the park later for a good walk.

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 11:43am

The whole tour thing is so foreign to me.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2003
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 5:33pm
It's hard to believe it's college time for him! Incredible! So, it sounds like he's looking at schools that are all over the place, not in one or two geographical areas. UVA is a good school. Nice climate, challenging academic program, strong athletic teams, in-state... Applying costs start to add up over time too.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 6:39pm

Well, to be honest, the colleges on the list are the ones on the way up to ski resorts in NE... maybe that's not the best way to pick colleges?






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 8:37am

In order to minimize cost, my kids started at our state Community College then transfered to a state university so I don't know the best way to pick. It saved us thousands to do it that way. My older daughter is transferring in January and she'll start as a jr.

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 9:13am

I think you have a good plan.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-01-2003
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 10:43am
Kel, I left home and went away to school in Massachusettes when I was 14. Now, I think 14 is way too young and has the potential for a lot of danger. But I was a good kid, very responsible, good student, didn't require much supervision, independent, etc. My friends and I would go into Boston and hang out for the day without any problems. Well, there was one time when we hit the city and ran out of money for a train ticket back. We tried to win money gambling with a homeless man in the train station and lost every cent. Stranded in a Boston train station at 9PM. That could have ended badly but it didn't. It was a different world back then.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 11:45am
We've talked about this before but my son is the same. One reason I haven't stressed about this earlier is that I think he'll be fine wherever he goes. I hope he doesn't feel his mom isn't responsible, though!





Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 11:48am
Yikes, one of those things that you don't think is scary until you become a parent. My sister and I interrailed through Europe and did some very unsafe things like following strangers to their houses for a room to rent. I don't think things were safer then. We just hear more about it now. Talk about being ignorant!