The holiday season brings about plenty of stress as parents of young adult college students prepare for winter break. When college students return home for winter break, they tend to bend the rules. After all, it’s hard to get back into the parent-child perimeters, after being out on your own. Often, when kids come home from college, break-long blow-ups begin. Arguments erupt about time spent with friends, curfews, and alcohol consumption.
To ease the tension throughout winter break, parents should plan on negotiating with their college students. This means parents might either have to loosen up a little, or, at times, will have to firmly, yet fairly, set boundaries of acceptable behavior. Continue reading Negotiating Tensions Through Winter Break with a College Student Home for the Holidays