For many parents, sending their child off on a class trip can be a very unnerving event. To give you peace of mind and to ensure that your child has the best experience possible, be sure to set and discuss your expectations up front. If you want your child to check in with you on a daily basis, let them know this before they leave. When students get wrapped up in the excitement of class trips they often forget to check in with mom and dad. Also, be sure to go over topics such safety, behavior, and spending. Budget for the trip and make sure your child has enough spending and “emergency” money set aside; a credit, or prepaid debit card for “emergency” use only may be in order.