The AP reports that colleges around the country are holding two- and three-day orientations for families of incoming freshmen -- giving workshops, tours and speeches on subjects like letting go and campus safety.
Some colleges even suggest that parents pick up a book or two on their freshman's required reading list to help them relate.
Northern Michigan University plays phone calls for parents similar to ones they might one day receive: a girl telling her parents she'll be spending Thanksgiving with her new boyfriend; a boy confessing he's not doing well in school; a girl saying she's homesick and lonely.
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Do you think college orientation for parents is a good idea ... or is it going too far?