Having dropped off her first child at college, Jeanne Allen wishes for more emphasis on educating children for college and less on which towels, plastic shelves and over-the-door hooks to buy.
It’s worth it to have to stress over whether a school is right for your child; it’s worth it to push over homework, and doing better, and doing more, even when it creates a little tension between you and your child. It’s worth it to expect them to do well on tests, and to keep trying to make that happen, and keep that happening.
My husband and I just moved my daughter, a law student, into a Chicago apartment; a few months ago, we moved his younger daughter, a grad student, into a place in Boston. They are veterans of many college moves, but not too proud for over-the-door hooks. BTW, we’ve become fans of Target furniture and dubious about Ikea’s quality control.