Magazine article Work & Family Life

Try to Stay Calm during the Process

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Try to Stay Calm during the Process

Article excerpt

In their book "The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life," authors Laura S. Kästner, Ph.D., and Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D. encourage parents to stay calm during the college application process. In fact, they say the more intense parents are during the process, the more likely their children will be to delay in meeting deadlines.

After all, friction at home gives high school seniors the perfect "out." They can waste time fighting with their parents instead of moving forward with what they need to do.

The authors suggest:

AGREE to not talk about deadlines if your high school senior will agree to turn in everything at least a week before it is due. If this seems unlikely, think about asking a trusted friend to work with your child on the entire process or you may consider hiring a college admissions adviser. …

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