Stress, anxiety and simple frustration about college admissions can come in many forms. For parents who may have taken a hands-on approach to helping their children through difficult challenges leading up to this point, it can be overwhelming to hand over the reins for college applications. After all, if your child does not manage application deadlines effectively or fails to include certain information in his or her submissions, these actions or inactions can directly impact the chances of being accepted. These types of stressors are in addition to the very real stress parents of prospective college students are already feeling about their children leaving home and starting the next chapter of their lives. Understanding just how fragile the parent-student connection can be within these challenging times, it’s important as parents to try and identify ways to keep the relationships with their children in harmony all while encouraging them to take hold of the next chapter of their life. For more information on the techniques that can help you do so, please see the resource included alongside this post.
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