It’s never easy saying goodbye, whether they’re leaving for the first or fourth time. These 11 ideas will help ease their transition from home to school.
Send a different care package once a month
Think favorite snacks one month; laundry and cleaning supplies the next; homemade cookies the third month.
Film a personal funny video
The stars of the video could be your daughter or son’s pet, siblings, or you and your husband.
Dash off a chatty weekly email, with photos, about things happening back home
Cousin Jill is pregnant; cousin Joey just got engaged; Aunt Zelda is getting divorced.
Arrange for 2-minute (max) Skype session once a week
The purpose of this is to say hello, not to ask a million questions.
A cardinal rule: Listen more than you talk during the call.
Text a joke once a day
Even dumb jokes will be welcome!
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