Don't Just Call Your College Kid, Go Face to Face! Here's Why & How! by Gail Gedan Spencer

Parenting Teens
4 years ago
Don't Just Call Your College Kid, Go Face to Face! Here's Why & How!

Our son just started college this fall and he's nearly 500 miles away, so trips home will be few and far between. A lot of my Facebook friends are in the same boat and we're missing our kids.

I was surprised to find out that my mom friends weren't utilizing the full extent of technology and video chatting with their college kids. Do it! It's much better than a phone call. You can check out their dorm or apartment decor, let the kid say hello to his dog (that freaks out the pets, BTW) or simply see their cute faces. You can even help them troubleshoot their morning coffee – yes, that really happened. I had my kid show me what was going on with the coffeemaker and saw that the lid wasn't on the carafe.

Just give them a quick text to see if they're up to Skyping or FaceTiming, and get the whole fam together. We even watched a baseball game on TV together!

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

Tablets $30 & Up
Laptops $133 & Up
Webcams $12 & Up

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So fun! Thanks for the great ideas, Gail Gedan Spencer . With six kids in college, Dieter Schmitz and I do a lot of calling, texting and FaceTiming! :-)

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Parenting in the Social Media Age: Let's Be Kinder to Each Other & Stop Parent Shaming

​Emotional Brain Training: A New Antidote to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Stress?

Rallying to Fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: We Are All in This Together

Inspired to Join the Silver Circle: Why So Many Women (and Men) Have Decided to Let Their Hair Go Gray Naturally

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!