Late nights, pizza for breakfast and disappearing cars: what parents can expect when students come home for summer
May 5, 2008
A senior psychologist at the University Counseling & Consulting Services, Slattery has developed a list of helpful suggestions for parents to keep in mind as their college-age children return home for the summer. He suggests that parents talk to their children about re-entry into the family, keeping in mind that all parties involved will have differing expectations about sleep schedules, use of the car, household chores, missing college friends who may be states away and the common exhaustion students experience after returning from the end of finals.
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