Winter break with the folks

July 26, 2014

I’m dreading going home during the Winter Break. Whenever I’m home my parents treat me like a teenager. They quiz me about where I’m going and even enforce a midnight curfew! What can I do to make my life less miserable during the break?

Tough call — relying on your parents home makes you subject to their rules. Maybe before the semester is over you can talk to your mom or dad (whomever you’re closest to) and let them know that you’re a self-governing adult at school and that perhaps a curfew is a little too strict for someone who manages to control themselves for the rest of the year. Without the curfew, maybe the quizzing won’t seem so bad.

~ National Love Barista Korey

Your parents love you and want to make sure you’re okay. However, at some point they are going to have to trust you to make your own decisions. Show them how responsible you can be. Before they get the chance to ask you, let them know where you’re going, who you’ll be with and what time they should expect you back. Then actually do it. After your parents realize they’ve raised a responsible person, they will probably ease up a bit. If they don’t ease up, then go visit friends or other family during winter and other breaks.

~ Rahbyn