As you prepare for your student to return home for the Thanksgiving break, you’ve probably already mapped out everything you want to do during their visit. sin embargo, you have to realize the past few months may have been stressful and exhausting for them.
Here are seven things to keep in mind when your college student returns for the holidays.
Serve home-cooked meals – One of the things your student probably missed the most was a home-cooked meal. Having eaten in a college cafeteria the past few months, they are most likely ready for any of their favorite dishes you cook. Before they get there, ask them what food they missed the most. Make sure you have their favorite foods in the fridge and a home-cooked meal ready when they come home. Try to avoid eating out too much, unless they have a favorite restaurant nearby.
Let them sleep in – More than likely, your student has had a lot of late nights with homework or hanging out with friends, especially right before the Thanksgiving break. Try to not plan too many activities so they have a chance to get as much sleep as they need. Encourage them to sleep in or take naps throughout the day. It’s likely they’ve missed sleeping in their bed at home. A través de los años, research has shown that more than 60% of college students don’t get quality sleep. Breaks are the perfect time for them to recoup before they head back for the last stretch of the semester.