Most parents and high schoolers understand that the college search and application process is something the aspiring college student should lead, with parents/guardians providing only periodic input and guidance. That rational understanding, however, is often directly at odds with a parent’s unconscious desire to maintain control. Letting a student drive the process and taking a backseat role can feel incredibly uncomfortable to parents who are used to making decisions for their students. All that said, parents understand the importance of being able to do so, as up until this point, for many children, their parents have led the way in most of their endeavors. Granting a child the ability to grasp life in their own grip, especially in decisions related to their future, is imperative for parents. Again, this isn’t to say that your input as a parent has to be entirely muted. Rather, it should be informing and encouraging as opposed to oppressive and demanding. Of course, this is easier said than done. With the information found in the resource coupled alongside this post, however, any parent can learn the ways in which they can empower and enrich the future of their children. Continue reading on to learn more about the parent-student relationship in the college search.
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