Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > School and Learning > By Grade > College > College Life > What I Wish I'd Known About College

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

What I Wish I'd Known About College

6 of 12
MessyRoom

Resolve problems with roommates now, not later.


Especially as a freshman, you may not always be happy with the roommate you have. Personality clashes, conflicting schedules, and different standards of cleanliness can all cause strife between roommates. This is inevitable. But the tendency is to let conflicts linger and fester until they blow up into ugly situations. Don't let that happen. Instead, when an issue arises, talk to your roommate calmly and respectfully about where you differ, and how the issue can be resolved equitably. If you find that nothing works, see if your school will allow you to transfer to a new room. Your dorm room is your home – you should be comfortable there.

Next: Get a job, especially during summer vacation.

More on: College

August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!