As a parent, you’ve been there to offer support through all of your children’s most important milestones. You’ve held their hands while they took their first steps. You were ready with a snack and a sympathetic ear after their first day of school. You offered comfort and advice after their first experience with heartbreak. Now, as your son or daughter prepares to go to college, you want to be there in the same way. However, things are different now. As stressful as the college admissions process can be, it’s important for you to take a step back even as you help your child through it. For many parents, this can be incredibly difficult as they’ve been so accustomed to leading the charge for their children. That said, undertaking this sort of responsibility is imperative for children to truly grow, which means their parents should be willing to relinquish this control and allow their children to grasp at this personal agency. Interested in learning more about the you can continue to be supportive without going overboard? Be sure to read on the resource coupled alongside this post.
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