Whether they are leaving for the first or fourth time it’s always hard to say goodbye. Their transition from home to scale can be made easy with these ideas.
Send a different care package once a month: –
Think homemade cookies one month, laundry and cleaning the next; favourite snacks the third month.
Film a personal funny video: –
You and your husband, or your son or daughter’s siblings and pets can be the start of the video.
Send them an email containing some images of the home: –
Cousin Joey just got engaged; Cousin Jill is pregnant; Aunt Zelda is getting divorced.
Skype session once a week: –
You are not required to ask a million questions during this call all you need to do is say hell. Try to listen to them more than talking.
Text a joke once a day: –
They will even welcome the dumb jokes.
Email an interesting article: –
This could be an article about hot new TV shows, a pop culture phenomenon, or a brilliant column from current issues.
Send email coupons: –
Helping them save money on the products they use every day can make a great difference.
Send them birthday cake to share with their friends: –
Make their birthday special for them.
Take them out during stressful times: –
The dead of the winter, during exam weeks or during a holiday is the best time for this.
Keep them motivated by sending a warm greeting card: –
Juniors studying in foreign countries or homesick freshmen would be perfect candidates.
Arrange a call schedule for family members: –
It encourages them that someone they love is in touch.