College Kids Coming Home for Thanksgiving?

Cynthia Dermody
Tweens & Teens


Thanksgiving table

Photo by JustinaLynn

Another week and college students everywhere will be taking to car, train and plane to travel home for Thanksgiving break. Or will they? Some kids who attend colleges across the country don't make the trek home for a mere few days -- the expense of the ticket just isn't worth it.

Others might be skipping the tradition at home for the first time to spend it with their new boyfriend or girlfriend's family -- boo-hoo. I remember the first time I missed my family's big turkey event to spend at a boyfriend's house. My mom is still holding that grudge.

But they're growing up -- what can we do?


Where will your college kid be spending Thanksgiving?

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Do you insist your college kid come home for the holidays? Do you spare any expense? How are you feeling about them not coming home this year?


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