The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches
When it comes to finding ways to manage college admissions stress, parents and students alike are often left at a loss. For parents, it can be challenging to let their teen lead the conversation. Many parents will struggle with letting complete control go over their teen, but it’s important that they find their own way through the college admissions maze. Doing so can help them feel more empowered as they approach the next chapter of their life and arguably the first chapter of their adulthood. Let your child know you are there should they need a hand and check in periodically to see if he or she is on track with managing key dates. Try not to micromanage the process or talk about it constantly though, as this can just add to already high stress levels. You can also help your child connect with available resources to learn about college programs and campus life, financial aid, housing and more. These may include college-specific resources (including campus tours), high-school guidance counselors and college readiness/preparatory organizations. There’s always more to be done as a parent, so to learn about the ways in which you can aid your student, read on to the resource coupled alongside this post.
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