I would advise new parents to keep in touch with their student in a way which allows them to learn to become independent. College doesn’t need to be an experience where the student leaves, and is on their own forever, but it is important for us students to learn to manage ourselves and keep track of our lives. To keep it short: strike a balance.
Couch Park! I like to go there by myself sometimes and listen to music or read a book. Otherwise, I will head over with my friends and we will toss around a football or a frisbee.