Sometimes there are things that college students wish they could tell their parents. As much as we want to, a lot of times these things get stuck. In this post, I am going to share five big things that college students wish parents knew.
We are really busy
You know how we say we are always busy? We’re not lying. College is exhausting. We are usually either in class, doing homework, studying, or writing a paper. Sometimes we can’t always answer the phone because of this. Even though we don’t call you every day, we still love you a lot. We can’t always come home because we have school work that needs to be done. But we do enjoy our weekly phone calls back home and all of the pictures you send us throughout the week!
College is very stressful
Understatement. College is like being sucked into a never ending cycle of due dates and responsibilities. We promise we really do study. We don’t just watch Netflix! When life gets tough, we are thankful for the time we get to spend talking to you and getting your advice. Having someone who is willing to listen to every complaint is really nice. Oh, and please send us pictures of our pets regularly! We miss them!
I feel like I’m always doing schoolwork
In college, there is always something to be doing. If we ever get a break, it feels like a trap! We always feel like we are doing school related tasks. Classes feel long. Homework takes so much time. We study all the time and we constantly feel tired and exhausted. That is why we are sometimes extra lazy on weekends that we actually go home. We are just trying to catch up from the busyness of the week! Please understand that sometimes we may have some schoolwork to do on weekends we come home too. Most of the time we try to avoid this, but sometimes it can’t be helped!
Homework takes forever
No lie. Homework takes so long to do. My roommate and I have spent over three hours doing twenty-five biochemistry homework problems before. We’ve also spent over three hours on four physics problems before. So, not only is homework annoying, it is also time-consuming and flat out hard! Sometimes we also have papers to write. While these aren’t as difficult as homework questions, they can take quite a lot of time to write! Plus, as soon as one assignment is over another assignment starts!
We miss home
For real. Dining hall food is nowhere near as good as your cooking. That is why we stuff our faces when we come home. Also, it wouldn’t hurt our feelings if you let us pick our favorite meals when we come home! By the way, we are always grateful when you send us to school with leftovers. We miss you having coffee ready and watching the news together in the morning. We appreciate it when you do our laundry! We miss our beds, and we miss the other little things that make our house our home!
In this post, I’ve shared a few things that college students wish their parents knew. I hope this helps you understand a little bit more about what your student is going through. Cut us some slack every now and then, and please know that we appreciate every single thing that you do for us.
What is something you wish your parents knew? Drop it in the comments below!
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