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The Best Posts From The ‘Penn State Parents’ Facebook Page

Sometimes letting go is hard.

That’s why some parents feel the need to stay connected to both their children as well as parents of other college children when their kids go away to school. Some parents do this by calling, video chatting, texting, or sending care packages, but others opt for strength in both social media and numbers, namely Facebook.

We discovered that some particularly overprotective Stately parents created their own 1,649-member group named “Penn State Parents,” where members post everything from questions about dorm life to reactions to the football games to concerns over test scores.

And we’re bringing you the best posts from Nittany Lion moms and dads in this group. There’s hover moms, cool dads, and genuine love and concern in this group, but that’s okay because we love our parents and know that they always have our best interests at heart.

The LionTutor

Those pesky Scantron bubbles.

I’m sure your son or daughter would have preferred you take the exam for them too. CHEM 110 gives everyone anxiety.

It doesn’t end well for anybody when a bridge collapses…

“I was scheduling courses for my son/daughter and…”

The Real University Health Services

Okay this I can sympathize with. Nothing is worse than being sick at college without your mom to help you out.

The Football Parent

Posted shortly after the Northwestern game. No arguments here.

This parent didn’t let the game get him down. James Franklin, is that you?

I would buy one.

Onward State’s live blogs have nothing on this commentary.

The Cool Parent

Don’t be surprised if you see this dad at frat parties — he’s figured out the art of a perfect ratio.

Only if it’s in your roommate agreement form.

The Financially Responsible Parents

Every broke college student’s downfall: the farting fee.

This dad just doesn’t understand that some people do their best thinking in the shower.

The Empty Nesters

I just know this mom is going to have a buffet of beautiful home-cooked meals waiting for their kid when they return.

Because sometimes everyone needs a little TLC.

About the Author

Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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