College Break and the Holidays

Many families will experience a new normal when college students arrive home for their first extended break. The thought of sleeping in their own beds, eating good food and resting for about a month sounds amazing. But parents and college students alike will wonder about a few things like:

While parents and students both look forward to this time, “It’s complicated” could definitely describe how things will go without conversations ahead of time.  If you want to lay the foundation for a great visit, don’t wait until the last minute to prepare.  Here are some helpful suggestions for both parents and students.

For Parents:

For Students:

Be encouraged.  Although it can happen, heading home during the holidays doesn’t have to cause tension. A few conversations, along with some compromise on both sides, could set the stage for some great memories this holiday season.



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