It’s well known that the college search and admissions process is quite time sensitive, with very little consideration for those students incapable of meeting deadlines. As a parent, watching the deadline for applications creep closer and closer on the calendar can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you feel your son or daughter is procrastinating. While a parent’s impulse to take over the process and begin doing the work to ensure a child doesn’t miss any deadlines related to admissions will be strong, it’s imperative to understand that this is the last thing a parent should do. As the saying goes, failure is the best teacher, and while a parent never wishes disappointment on their child, it can be an incredible learning experience for a child to face these disasters head on. It’s why pencils have erasers and also why your child should have a few schools in mind when applying. The sooner he or she understands how important it is to be engaged, the better off your student will be. Unfortunately, children won’t have the chance to learn that if parents are constantly hovering over their shoulders and taking responsibilities away from them. For parents who believe they struggle with assuming too much responsibility from their children, be sure to check out the information found within the infographic paired alongside this post to better learn how to keep children involved and engaged.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App