As the holiday season comes to a wrap, many students’ minds have shifted to the process to come: the college search and admissions processes. This isn’t only a shift in mindset for students though, as parents will also have to contribute in these processes as well. Unfortunately, many parents and their aspiring students will clash throughout these times. These children will likely prefer more freedom in their search, while their parents will likely try and influence every decision. It’s important that parents adjust their behavior accordingly, while still providing necessary input and encouragement to their children. Rather than fracturing the student-parent relationship in such a way that neither student nor parent benefit from, follow the guidelines shared within the resource accompanying this post to ensure your child is getting the most out of you without being too overbearing.
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