Where did the summer go? It seems like only yesterday the final school bell rang and summer vacation began. Now kids across the state are gathering their supplies and getting ready to head back to school! For many parents (and kids), this is an emotional time as their children head off to college for the first time. For many young adults, going off the college is the first time they will be away from home for an extended period of time and the prospect of being away from family and friends can be a scary one. Here are some great tips to make the transition easier for both students and parents.
- Get help from your friends. Many in-coming freshman are going to be feeling the same anxiety that your student is feeling. Encourage your child to make friends with others, thus, creating a support network.
2. Get involved. Colleges and universities across the country offer a wide variety of extra curricular activities ranging from sports, to book clubs, to everything in between. Getting involved with a group, team or club is an excellent way to not only make friends but also helps your student have a well-rounded college experience.
3. Bring a piece of home with you… but a small piece. Your student’s tiny dorm room will simply not be big enough for a lot of keepsakes, but a few small items are a good way to remind your student of home without overwhelming them. College is about growing up and moving forward, but a little reminder of home can be very comforting. What items from home should they bring with them? This is entirely up to you and your child, but home movies can be a great choice.
Here at Easy Edit Video, we convert 1000’s of VHS home movies to DVD every year. Small and easy to store, DVDs of favorite moments and cherished memories can be a great comfort to home-sick freshman. While you’re at it, make an extra copy for yourself! Sending your child off to college can take an emotional toll on parents too and just as your home movies can comfort your child, they can comfort you too!
To learn more about our VHS to DVD transfer service, call us at (904-730-9999).