One of the largest worries that parents of high school graduates face is their child going off to college. However, it is not only parents that worry about their child, children worry about going off to college as well. Living on your own is both exciting and scary so parents should help to make their teen find student housing.
When you are looking at housing options with your teen it is important to remember all of your options. While you may have enjoyed living the dorms as a college freshmen, your child may not feel the same way. Living in the dorms is not the only option that teens have anymore when it comes to student housing. Look at available off campus apartments online that your child could rent with friends or with fellow students. While you may think that your child will not be as successful in school if they are living with their friends, remember that it will take dedication and responsibility on your child’s part to get through school no matter where they are living.
If your child is interested in living in the dorms, make sure that you help them to determine what type of roommate they would want. Your child will have to live with this person for almost a year, so when the housing department asks about your child’s preferences, be honest. If your child works nights, see if they could be matched with another student who has a similar schedule. After your child has been assigned a roommate encourage your teen to communicate through email, internet, or over the phone that way living together will seem more comfortable.