May means the end of spring semester for most college students, which begs the question, where will you spend your summer? Many students will go home and spend their time off working at an internship or part time job and visiting with old friends.
So, after spending two semesters (or more) on your own, how will you survive living at home with your parents? It may be difficult to live by their rules, so before you spend a few months at home have a discussion with your Mom and Dad to set some ground rules and expectations—this will help avoid arguments during the summer!
Find your new role. Do you still expect Mom to cook every night? Some empty-nesters find themselves in new routines—if your Mom no longer cooks every day, offer to help. Suggest that you can make dinner a few days during the week (maybe you learned some new recipes while at school), or if you can’t cook, then offer to pick up a pizza or take out! Your parents won’t expect you to cook every night, but they will love (and appreciate!) your offer to help.
You also shouldn’t expect Mom or Dad to do your laundry anymore. So, to make the summer time transition smooth, determine which days of the week you can do laundry without interrupting your parents’ schedules. Read More