Summer is the best season for every college student. It’s the time when they can relax and enjoy family time. However, after a long time of living in the dorm it may be difficult to live with your parents again. Your parents may still tell you what to do and where to go, because they don’t understand that you are an adult (and you’ll never change it, so don’t even try) and you can do whatever you want to do. Fighting isn’t the best way out – it can spoil your summer and your parents won’t be happy too. Here are 8 peaceful ways to enjoy summer at home after college.
1. Don’t break the rules
When in Rome, do as Romans do. At the end you`re in your parents` home and they settle their own rules there. Therefore you should follow them to avoid problems. Show your parents that you are responsible and you are not a teenager anymore. That`ll give you more chances to have a great summer time.
2. Discuss your summer plans
Once you are home, try to discuss your summer plans with your parents and ask them about their plans. Ask your family what they expect from you this summer and tell about what you`re going to do yourself. It’s a peaceful way to avoid any fights during the summer season. Just be sure to plan some family time too. Spending your time with friends only can offend your parents.
3. Don`t fight with your parents
When you have a conflict with one of your parents, try to solve it in a peaceful way. If you see that they are not going to give in, then swallow your pride, apologize and stop proving that you`re right. It doesn’t mean to do everything your parents want you to do each day. It means you are smart and you respect your parent’s advice.
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4. Relax outdoors
Spending too much time at home in front of your computer or TV is not the funniest way to spend your summer. If you feel like you`re stuck in a daily routine then why not take a trip? Whether you go with your friends, parents or siblings, traveling helps refresh your mind, enjoy new places and improve your health. If you can’t afford a trip, then simply spend more time outdoors – be it your garden or a local park.
5. Look for a job
If you don`t want to spend the whole summer at home, you can look for a job and earn some pocket money. Your own savings will make you more independent and you`ll have a possibility to travel somewhere without your parents, if you`re allowed to do that. The earlier you start working, the earlier you become an adult in your parents` eyes.
6. Enjoy your family time
Family time isn`t always boring and irritating. Spending a few hours with your parents and grandparents every other day helps develop strong family relationships. Plan to have a family picnic, or go for a walk to a local park or any other green space. Taking a family road trip is a wonderful option too.
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7. Show your independence
Your parents may always treat you like a child, but there is the difference between a child and an independent child. If you`re tired of constant attention, you should prove your independence. Earning your own money is a great chance to do that. You can also show your responsibility by cleaning the house without any help or cooking your favorite meals for a family dinner to impress everyone. Actually, you may do anything you want, the main thing is to do that without your parents’ help and develop your own initiative.
8. Make compliments
Making compliments is a nice psychological trick that always works when you want to find a common language with someone. If you can`t deal with some of your siblings, make them compliments and they`ll change their attitude towards you. Tell your mother that you love her and she`s still as beautiful as 10 years ago and she`ll be unable to forbid you something you want a lot. Thank your father for his advice you and say that you`re proud to be the child of such a parent.
Living in the dorm makes you become an adult but your parents can`t still believe that you`re not a helpless innocent little baby anymore. That`s why you should better pay attention to these tips on how to avoid conflicts and save your summer while you`re at home. Being an adult is great but your home will remind you about that happy period of life when you were a tiny creature full of fantastic hopes and interesting expectations. Just be adoptive and thankful and don`t forget that summer is waiting for you, thus you shouldn`t lay on the sofa all days long. Do you enjoy spending summer at home after living in the dorm?