Parents Do Not Understand Children – Part 2 of 3
It’s important for parents to clearly outline their expectations about things such as curfews and spending stretch with family, but also to be flexible and willing to compromise. It’s also crucial to keep the lines of communication open, so that it’s possible to have difficult conversations when necessary. Parents also call to remember that college students who sleep till noon may be exhausted from exams or from the stress of school.
During the holidays, they want to be in a worry-free, safe zone at home. Parents shouldn’t “interrogate” college students about day-school during a car ride or at the dinner table. Let youngsters decide when and where they want to open up about what’s going on at school. This may occur in non-pressure situations such as shoveling snow or decorating a tree.