How often should I call my parents at college?

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Steve Loflin on July 29th, 2011:

Parents like to know that you are doing ok so they will not worry. Talk to your parents and let them know how often they should expect to hear from you (you tell them - don't let them tell you).  You may adjust your calling schedule by calling more frequently at the beginning and less once everyone is comfortable with the college experience. Make sure you call when you say you will. If something comes up - library, deadline, date, unexpected party - send a text and say you will call at another time...and make sure you follow through. It will make your life easier - and they'll be happier.


Michelle Chavez on August 20th, 2011:

Keeping in touch with parents is much easier to do these days and therefore you have less of an excuse to not do it! With skype, facebook, texting, and calling, there is really no reason that you can't find a few minutes at least once a week to update to your parents and let them know you're alright. 

I am really close with my parents and even closer to my mom so I usually talk to her at least 3 or 4 times a week if not more, even if it's just for a few minutes.


Mika L. on September 22nd, 2011:

Honestly, whenever you feel like it! Once a day, once a week- whatever feels right to you.  Of course, do not call them 5 times a day, but there is nothing wrong with communicating with your parents often so they know you are okay. Being away at college for the first time is hard on them and they worry about a million different things that may happen while you are away. So make sure that you are comfortable with the relationship and most importantly- be honest with them. Hope that helps :) 

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