From high school to college. From childhood to adulthood. From immaturity to responsibility. These are some of the changes I encountered upon moving into a dorm in order to begin a new chapter of my life. No one to wake me up in the morning, make breakfast, or do my laundry, among other things. While the sense of independence may seem refreshing, it certainly comes with various demanding responsibilities and subsequent consequences. Without adequate social-emotional skills, handling the changes in everyday life can seem daunting, especially when there is a sudden change in environment, such as moving to a new city, sleeping in a new bed, tasting different food, and much more.
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