The level of stress that must be experienced for both students and parents alike throughout the college search process is nearly unmatched. Almost every aspect of the process will be painstaking in some form. For example, consider the time after submitting applications. Students and their parents will be expected to wait, sometimes for lengthy durations, in order to hear back from college admissions offices. This uncertainty has been known to eat away at students and parents. Understanding this, it’s incredibly important for parents or guardians to encourage their students to continue to focus on their high school coursework and to find balance in their lives, whether through sports, music, drama and/or social activities with friends. No child will benefit from focusing on college decisions and excluding everything else in their lives. It’s best to enjoy the final moments of the high school journey instead. Insisting on this and other positive habits can be difficult for parents whose students are entirely preoccupied. For more information on the ways that you can keep your child dialed in, take a moment to review the resource paired alongside this post.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App