For many students and their families, Thanksgiving Break will be the first extended trip home from college. It’s a bit of an appetizer for the longer Winter Break to come.
We’re excited to have our student home. We have plans. We’ve been baking and cleaning and thinking about those long, important conversations. We’ll have a chance to catch up and learn all of the details about our student’s life at college.
Maybe. Be careful. Don’t expect too much. Be prepared so that you can make the most of the time that you have.
There will be plenty of time for more extended conversations over the longer Winter Break, but you need to give your student some space to relax and regroup for the final push of the semester. This will be a good time for a check-in, and with some thinking and planning you can make the most of the short break.
We’ve collected some College Parent Central articles that may help. Check out the list below and read the ones that might be most useful to you. Think about what it will be like to have your student under your roof again, how you can make the most of your conversations, what problems might surface, and how you can supply plenty of encouragement for the final push of the semester.
How’s it going?
The last lap!