I have trouble admitting that I have a child in college…but I do! My oldest child just got settled into his own apartment and is ready to start his college experience. I think most parents would agree that peace of mind for parents of college students can be hard to find. There are so many new experiences waiting to be tried and our children may or may not be ready for all that responsibility!
Ways to Find Peace of Mind When You Have a Child Heading off for College
Remember That You Have Taught Them Well
I look back at my son's childhood and I know deep down that his father and I did our best raising him. We taught him right from wrong, to respect others and be kind to everyone. We loved him and gave him everything we could.
I know that my son won't take all of our teaching to heart. Some of the decisions I made as a young college student were contrary to what I knew was best for me, but I also remember hearing my parent's wise words in the back of my mind! There is peace of mind knowing that we did our best to get him ready for life on his own!
Make Sure They Have the Basics
My son decided to live in an apartment instead of the dorms. He is ultra-independent and didn't want me to buy him a bunch of “stuff” for his new place. Nevertheless….as a mom I just couldn't help it and I know he will really appreciate that broom and dustpan when his bathroom is a wreak, LOL! I also made sure he had some other items he might not realize he needs until it was too late to run to the store! Foil, baggies, sheets, towels…the list goes on and on! He has also been lucky to have a Grammy and a special friend of his Grammy's to help him get his apartment stocked with the basics!
It will give you peace of mind as a parent if you know your child has clean sheets to sleep on at night! (at least for a while… :))
Remind Them About Simple Steps to Safety
Teenagers typically think they are invincible and that nothing bad will ever happen to them. I truly wish this was the case, but it just isn't. Things happen that are out of our control all the time and this is where finding peace of mind can be extremely difficult!
I am feeling very optimistic about my peace of mind in the safety arena because of an app called Wearsafe. Wearsafe makes personal safety, perfectly simple!! This is the perfect solution to my worries.
My son loves to go out jogging. He plans to ride his bike to class most days despite the distance of several miles. He loves photography and goes off hunting for the perfect shot all over the deserted countryside. These activities are wonderful….but my mind always worries that something could happen and how would he get help? Wearsafe will take care of some of those concerns!
Wearsafe Can Give Parents Peace of Mind
Wearsafe is a small tag that can be worn on the waistband or on a lanyard around the neck. At the first sign of trouble all your child needs to do is press the Wearsafe tag.
The Wearsafe tag uses the power of your child's phone to alert friends and family. It actually sends them on-scene audio so they can hear what is happening right as it happens, plus 60 seconds of audio prior to the tag being activated! This allows your friends and family to coordinate a response and alert 911 if needed. The Wearsafe tag also gives your family the GPS coordinates so they can locate you.
The great part about this device is that although it uses your phone….your child doesn't have to do ANYTHING on the phone at all. The device does all the work for them. Remember..in many situations the phone can't be located or should not be touched due to the noise it may make. Your child may not be in a position to unlock or use their phone, but if they have Wearsafe on their waistband or around their neck they can push the tag and get help!
Wearsafe Can Give Your Child Comfort When You Are Not There
One great aspect of Wearsafe is that once your child has activated the app it will actually let your child know each time someone responds to the alert. It will vibrate to let your child know that people are responding and working to get them help. I personally love knowing my son would feel a vibration and would realize that I am working on his situation and he isn't alone!!
Wearsafe is Simple to Get Started With
Wearsafe is so simple to get started with for your peace of mind as a parent! You can sign up online and the device works with Android and iOS phones. The company will mail you the Wearsafe Tag for free and all you will pay is $5 per month for the app. There are no contracts to sign and you can get your first month FREE by clicking HERE—-> Try it free
There is no other product on the market to keep your child safer! This is the only product that offers GPS, audio and group chat! I think $5 per month is a small price to pay for peace of mind while my son is away at college!
How do you keep your mind free from worry with a college aged student? Have you tried Wearsafe?