The right level of involvement in your child’s college search and admissions process can be the difference between your child truly resonating with independence or continuing to relinquish responsibility at their first chance. Understanding this, it’s up to parents to truly facilitate an environment for their children that allows them to feel in control throughout this process. With levels of stress being as high as they are throughout the college search process, parents can make a big difference in your child’s experience by having a positive attitude and giving plenty of encouragement that you have faith in his or her ability to make a good choice. This isn’t to say a child won’t need more direct help, though. For example, many parents will have to get involved in the search process through researching financial aid and completing the FAFSA. In many cases, the parent will be the best one to tackle this as they have direct understanding of the finances that will put their child through school. Identifying the right way to encourage your child without doing everything for them is imperative in this process. To better understand how to do so, please review the information shared within the infographic supporting this post.
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App