(Original story published on December 17, 2015, on Mode.com.)
We’re grown adults. We pay bills, make dinner (read: reheat whatever dish we grab on the way home from work), and stay out as late as we want. But, as soon as we take one step inside our parents’ houses, we revert to the immature, lazy, fight-starting brats of yore. Since we know that our 13-year-old selves are bound to reemerge, here are a few tips that aim to help us maintain maturity in the face of being home for the holidays.