Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

From - February 12, 2018

Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- A variety of emotions can arise when kids go off to college and start on their adult life.

Research done at the University of Kansas shows that being able to communicate through texting and other channels can help you feel more connected and have a more satisfying relationship with your grown kids.

Gone are the days when you had to wait by the phone for a call from your college student. Today you can send -- and receive -- text messages and emails anytime. And video chats let you have a "face-to-face" conversation even when you are thousands of miles away from each other.

What's more, the more mediums you use, the better. According to the Kansas survey results from nearly 370 participants aged 18 to 29, those with the most satisfying parent relationships used three different methods of communication.

Explore all these channels of communication:

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