It is the time of year when many will be experiencing an empty nest for the first time or after a summer of having your college age kids home, your nest is empty once again. You feel unbalanced and there is somewhat of a letdown after the flurry of college and dorm room preparations. And it seems very quiet. You want to call, but at the same time want to give your child their space.
This is where texting becomes your friend. When a phone call becomes too intrusive, but you need that daily contact, a simple text can make all the difference. I usually have some sort of text contact with my daughters daily. From a simple " how's your day?" to a full blown text discussion about our favorite tv show the night before. That simple contact, settles your mind and keeps your connection intact.
Most college students are busy with class, homework, jobs and life in general. A phone call usually catches them at a bad time and feels rushed, unless it is at their initiation. That's why texting can be so great for both the student and for you. Simple, daily contact that's not intrusive, but quick and even fun. It lets them know you are thinking of them.
Yes, it's great to hear their voice, but for day to day contact, texting will keep your child close at hand!