The Parenting ProcessPosted on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 14:20
We are very excited about a new recurring feature here on the blog! We will be joined monthly by a group of parents who will blog about their reality of the college application process. They'll be bringing you their firsthand experience of the emotional highs and lows, insight into the coping strategies that have worked for them, and some foresight -- or 20-20 hindsight -- into what to expect, and how to appropriately help, during the course of a college admission journey.
We may not always completely agree with what our parent bloggers have to say when it comes to an individual piece of advice. Our book is a comprehensive guide and as such, speaks to students and families on both ends of the spectrum and everywhere in between -- from first-generation students or those from under resourced schools to those who have been groomed for college since birth. Our guest bloggers are writing from their particular experience. But we believe that parents are hungry for true stories of treading the college application track as a family and that hearing the experience of fellow travelers is always helpful in what can be a stressful time.
So please welcome our fist parent blogger -- Lisa Endlich Heffernan, cofounder of the blog Grown and Flown, which covers all things kids aged 15 to 25. Lisa has two sons in college and another high schooler in the thick of the application process. This month she's writing about an important facet of the college admission journey where parents can really be of some help -- time management. Our favorite piece of wisdom from Lisa's inaugural post: Our role, I believe is not to do things for them, but to help them envision the process, its demands and how they will squeeze it all into their busy lives.
Enjoy the whole post here.