Take girlfriend when my son moves into dorm?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Take girlfriend when my son moves into dorm?
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 7:53am

Hi!

I have a question. I will be moving my son into the dorm very soon. His girlfriend wants to go with us. I don't have a problem with the girlfriend. I think she is a very sweet girl. I just think that my son needs to get his mind on college at this point. He has had a long summer with her but I think he needs to get his mind on school now. I think he should be concentrating on getting settled in his new environment and making new friends. I understand that she is upset about being separated but she will still have to say goodbye whether it is the night before or the day of move-in.    I suggested that perhaps she could go up with us on a future trip nstead. It only takes a few hours to get up there.  Do you think it is appropriate for a girlfriend to go to the move-in or should this be a family thing? I'm just trying to make sure I'm making the right decision. Thanks for any advice you all could provide.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 11:43am
Will be thinking of you tomorrow, Con. Hoping for a great first year for your ds and that he is able to find a good, healthy balance of fun and school. Be sure to post over on POCollege Students about how things got. Justin starts back at the CC on Monday. Hoping that the 3rd time trying college is the charm for him. We've made our expectations clear that this is his last chance on our dime. Anything below a 3.0 and we're done. He's 22 and after 2 years of college probably has BARELY enough credits to be considered a 2nd year student.

LOL didn't mean to turn this into a vent about my kid - best of luck to yours!
Pam
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Registered: 03-26-2003

Hi! I wanted to thank all of you for the replies! I have much thought I have decided that she will not be going up there with us on move-in day. I did invite her to go up there with us during a future visit. I think it was the right decision for us. Thanks again for all of your help. I needed to hear different viewpoints on the issue before I made my decision. Take care!

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