Thursday, August 16, 2007

Protective Parents Learn To Let Go

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With the competition to get into college at an all-time high, one admissions expert is giving parents the low-down about higher education.

How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College (Hundreds of Heads Books), guides parents through the college admissions process, including tips on where to apply, how to afford tuition, and the best time to visit prospective schools.

But according to editor and college consultant Rachel Korn, sometimes the best advice is to back off.

Korn explains, “Going to college makes you learn to take care of yourself. To let your child take control of the application process empowers them. There’s not a lot of things a kid can do to mess up an application.”

But parents will be parents, and Korn says, unfortunately, the parent trap doesn’t end on when the dorm door closes.

Korn recounts an incident where a student showed up late to class, and told the professor, “My mom didn’t call to wake me up!”

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