27 Sep I am the father of three sons. My oldest son went off to college at the end of August. In fact, he went to the same college that I attended many years ago. Needless to say, I was very proud and excited that my son was following in my footsteps. After about two weeks at college, my son called my wife and. 29 Aug (I wrote this letter several years ago, and now the college student is a successful man with a family, a career, and a mortgage.) Dear Son,. What do you mean you mailed a college application? Get back down on the floor and play with some Legos. Do you want me to make you a sandwich? Or, you can. 2 Sep Children in college don't become “college students” overnight. They start out as high school students at college. It takes time to learn how to be a college student — how to study, how to eat, how to do laundry, how to play, how to handle money , etc. Be patient – This process requires about one semester by.