May is National Moving Month and many high school and college grads will soon be packing up and moving in or out of college dorms. So as part of our series for Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I’ve gathered some tips for you to help your new graduates move on to their new homes.

I’ll admit, I’m not looking forward to the day one of my girls first moves out. I think I’ll be an emotional wreck. Fortunately, it’s still rather far into the future since my oldest just turned 11 years old. But I know the next decade of parenting will pass as fast as this first one.

In the United States, it is extremely common for high school grads to move away from home to attend college and live in a dorm.

Here in Canada, while many students will live in dorms, those living in the Greater Vancouver area often stay living at home while they attend one of many nearby universities or colleges.

So to be honest, I’m kinda hoping my girls stay living at home while they go to school…

This is an excerpt from the article How to Help High School and College Grads Move Out which originally appeared on 5 Minutes for Mom.