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Advice from a Cedarville Mom

May 31, 2013

What advice would you give to parents who are sending a new student to Cedarville University this fall? Is there anything you wish you'd known?

Today's short post answers those questions and shares tips from a mom whose son just completed his first year as a Cedarville University student.


"I was a bit hands off with letters, packages, and calling for the first 12 weeks or so. Looking back, I don't think that was a good choice. I should have sent letters of encouragement and care packages. I was trying to be "hands off" and let him adjust, but I noticed that when I started sending prayers to him and scripture cards, he taped them up all around his dorm room.

PRAY daily for your student. I know that sounds self-explanatory, but I pray three things every day for our son and tell him that I am praying those three things everyday. It helps me to rejoice with his wins and encourage him when he is discouraged.

I always knew that the Lord would meet me when we left our son at Cedarville. I had no idea how life would look without him in our home. But, I would encourage parents that this next season isn't a loss of your young person but is really exciting and a huge gain as we get to see the Lord working directly with and on our son."

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