It's moving season for college students and for many incoming freshmen, this is not only an exciting time, but also an emotionally exhausting one.
This is a huge transition for most of these young adults who have never lived away from home before. However, there are things that both parents and students can do to make this transition a bit easier.
The first step for students is to keep a positive attitude and to relax, HealthDay reported. There are going to be a lot of other people in same situation who will be looking for a friendly face. They should also familiarize themselves with the new area, go to campus events and call familiar people if they don't know how to do something.
The most important thing parents can do is be supportive of their children, HealthDay said. They can do this by keeping touch with them, sending them pictures from home and encouraging them to stay safe on campus.
The physical aspect of moving to college for the first time can also be made easier by using a portable storage unit
to get personal belongings from one place to another.