University of Minnesota Parent Program Director Marjorie Savage has her hands full with Moving Day issues at the moment, but she's taking time out tomorrow -- Thursday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. on the U of M Stage -- to discuss college parenting tips at the State Fair.
Savage, author of "You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years," will be talking with journalism student Cristeta Boarini.
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Among the questions:
Credit cards -- Should a student have one and if so, in what capacity?
When a college student comes home for vacation, things will be very different. How should a parent deal with this student, who is used to more independence but living at home?
What can parents do the summer before their kid first leaves for college to adjust -- both for the student and the parents?
What kind of programs do universities usually provide to help bridge the gap when parents and students have concern?
How should a student go about telling their parent to lighten up?
Though it sounds like an interview, Savage says she'll "throw questions back to get a student perspective. It'll be more of a conversation."