Courtesy rules?

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Courtesy rules?
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Mon, 07-04-2011 - 6:48am

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 07-04-2011 - 11:28am

Basically I just want to know generally what my DD is doing (she is home now after graduating from college but it's basically the same as when she was home on break).

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 07-04-2011 - 11:53am

Our college sophomore is expected to assimilate back into life here, which means being present at family meals (dinners and weekend breakfasts), spending most of his time out in the house (i.e. not hiding in his bedroom), going to church with us on Sunday, cleaning up the kitchen after dinner every other day, and generally doing what he did before college.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 12:06am

My kids are still at home, but I know when I came home, the old rules still applied. I will expect the same from my kids. My hubby's side, the kids all are bad about letting the parents know when or even if they ould be coming home, he laid into them saying how rude that was. I would expect my kids to be home for meals, if they are not working, unless they inform us other wise and to be home at a certain time, again, unless they inform us otherwise.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 1:46pm

Waaaaah!

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 4:31pm

You actually want your kids to wake you up late at night?

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 5:00pm
My oldest ds has since moved back home (will soon be 19) and he works full time. Ds pretty much has his own schedule, and we don't demand that he eat dinner with us, or wake us to let us know when he arrives home.There are many nights he doesn't come directly home after work, or will come home and leave again, especially if it is a weekend. Ds is now a young adult and must live his own life to a certain extent. However, we do ask that he be respectful while in our home, keep his area neat and clean, which he has always done, and help around the house, which has never had an issue with the entire time he has been back home. Many Saturday afternoons he will help dh with yard work, but then dh often helps him with truck repairs, so it seems to work out well.
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Registered: 03-27-2005
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 5:44pm

Thank you so much for the replies.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2004
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 11:48am

yup I do want them to wake me.

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 11:52am

Ma2connor, don't know if this is your first summer with a college student.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 07-09-2011 - 1:08pm

Yes, some kids do push the envelope more than others, and mine range from one who pushes the limits to the ends of the earth to one who does pretty much whatever we expect.

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