10 Things Your Kid's Dorm Room Doesn't Need

Expensive Electronics

Are you thinking about spoiling your kid rotten with a new plasma or LCD television? Don't. It'll just get stolen or damaged during a late-night, ramen noodle-fueled indoor football game.

Instead, give him Uncle Ernie's hand-me-down tube TV and learn to tune out his complaints. Or better yet, send your old set to school with him and treat yourself to the latest model. You certainly deserve a reward after all those years of mind-numbing children's programming and MTV.