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<br /> Penn Parents Council Top Ten List:<br /> What we wish we knew<br /> before becoming<br /> Penn parents!<br /> 1 EXPECTATIONS: College is a time of<br /> transition for your student and your family.<br /> Talk openly about what it means for your child<br /> to be away at school: How many times a week do<br /> you want to talk on the phone? Will you set a budget<br /> for spending money? What are the expectations,<br /> on both sides?<br /> 2 GRADES: Your A+ student will probably get lower grades<br /> in a few courses, and that is normal! Penn students are the<br /> best of the best in high school, but they might have academic<br /> challenges in college. Remind your student that no one is<br /> perfect all the time, and sometimes the greatest learning<br /> ex<a title="Top Ten Postcard page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/29a35be3?page=1"> Penn Parents Council Top Ten List: What we wish w</a> <a title="Top Ten Postcard page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/29a35be3?page=2"> 7 8 9 10 NEED HELP? However, you know your</a>