You’ll be surprised by how much your life can change after just a few months at school. Once you get to college, no one will tell you how much to study, what to eat, or when to go to bed. The freedom you enjoy at college can make it difficult to transition back to home life when you return for winter break; still, you can manage with help from this brief guide.
Deciding What to Bring Home
Since you’ll be coming back to campus in a few weeks’ time, there’s no need to bring all your earthly belongings home with you. Take your computer, study materials, and a couple weeks’ worth of clothes (remember, laundry is free!). If you must bring home certain pieces of furniture—your mattress, for example—consider enlisting the help of a professional moving company.
Laying Down Some Ground Rules
There’s a chance that your parents will try to slip back into the old routine and treat you as if you are still in high school. If this is OK with you, fine; if not, consider laying down a few ground rules. For example, you might argue for a greater degree of privacy or a later curfew. Be sure to keep your requests reasonable—it is their house, after all.
Helping Out Around the House
If you expect to be treated like an adult, you should act like one. You must realize that your newfound independence comes with some responsibility. You shouldn’t expect your parents to pick up after you, for example. To show your parents how much you’ve grown over the past few months, consider volunteering to do the dishes, vacuuming the carpets, or performing other household duties. It isn’t that difficult, and it will mean a lot to your folks.
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