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.
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.”
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.