Is your child’s college search process beginning to weigh on you? Are you beginning to feel the stress that your child is? It’s completely normal as parents to burden that same stress, but it’s important to understand just how much your child is going through. The process of writing essays, preparing for interviews (if applicable) and deciding whether to submit SAT or ACT scores if they are optional can be enough to cause even the most organized high school student to feel anxious. Decisions about what school to attend if accepted to more than one, and figuring out how to pay for college, just compound the stress that’s been building throughout the process. As you attempt to try and navigate the parent-student relationship throughout these times, it’s important to act delicately and encouragingly without being too overbearing. The tips and best practices found within the resource covered alongside this post can help you and your student navigate the admissions process and can reduce some of the anxiety that comes with this stage of life.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App