Though it might be hard to accept for parents, the truth is, their children should be leading the way when it comes to the college experience. That starts with the college admissions process. It’s natural for parents experiencing this for the first time to have trouble, starting in the admissions process, with allowing their child to take control and lead the team. As a parent, it’s alright to take a supportive role throughout this process. Offering advice and keeping things as organized as possible for your child, for example, is a lot more helpful than being over a child’s shoulder as they make every decision throughout the process. Establishing that ever so delicate balance between parent and student will take time, but with the tips included within the resource paired alongside this post, parents may be more prepared.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App