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What role do parents play in the admissions game?

Original post made on Sep 20, 2011

As the college admissions season goes into full swing for seniors and their parents, what role to play is one of the hardest and most common challenges parents face in the process. In Doing College, expert adviser Elizabeth LaScala provides helpful tips for fretting folks.

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Posted by Alamo mom
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 20, 2011 at 7:37 am

Good practical article from Dr.La Scala - This article provides sound guidance. It can become very difficult when you deal with the emotions and moods of a teenager. Their life is changing and they will be leaving behind life as they know it, along with boyfriends and/or girlfriends and friendships.

The college application process can put a huge strain on parents, as they attempt to provide their student with guidance and the required college application timeline.

My son and I flew to Oregon to visit Oregon State and University of Oregon. After flying into Portland and driving to Corvallis, he decides he doesn't want to go on the campus tour ? Upon threatening him with his life, he joined me for the tour. He wanted to attend an out of state college, just because a couple high school friends are going there ? That was a good enough reason, not to send him to an out of state college.

At 17 years old, he didn't want to take a U.C. campus tour and was grouchy/moody the entire time. As it turns out, he now attends that U.C. campus and loves it.

Buckle up parents for short ride. Try to enjoy the process and by the Spring, your high school student will have found a new college home.

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Posted by gabe
a resident of Diablo
on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:04 am

this sucks

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Posted by lazy student
a resident of Danville
on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

I think this article is leading parents in the wrong direction. I believe that parents should do everything for their children. It's just better if the parents do everything and let the kids go do whatever they want while the parents do everything for them.