It’s time for many students to head off to college. For many, this means leaving home for the first time to live in a dorm. Scary, exciting, overwhelming, and ecstatic are some of the feelings I had as I left for my freshman college year so long ago. If you’re about to send your kids (i.e. young adults) off to college, Dorm Delicious has some great ideas to help them personalize their dorm rooms. Dorm rooms are often uninspired and lacking in important things like storage and lighting. Encouraging your kids to add their own personality to their rooms will help them to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar place. Be sure to encourage them to bring things that are important to them to display in their rooms – family photographs, posters, a favorite pillow or stuffed animal – all of these things can bring comfort when the intensity of classes and studying starts to overwhelm.
One of the best and worst things about going to college is the dorms. On one hand, college students have acquired an entirely new sense of freedom, they meet hundreds of new people, and every night is a slumber party. On the other hand, dorms are a far cry from what most students are used to, which is their own room, with plenty of closet space, and a semi-private bathroom. Moving away to college removes a lot of the comforts of living at home, such as home cooked meals, too. Read More
And for you moms and dads, I’ve been there. My two sons both lived in college dorms. I never thought I’d enjoy being an empty nester, but it only took me a few weeks to enjoy the new freedom, and to really appreciate them when they’d come home to visit. Take heart, it’s part of the circle of life. Before you know it you’ll be planning their weddings. I’ve done that, too. It just keeps getting better.
Until next time,