The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches

The high school years are often filled with mixed emotions, for parents and students alike. Students may vacillate between excitement and fear about college; parents feel intense pride in their child’s accomplishments, but at the same time, worry about their child leaving the nest. As high school students become licensed drivers, get part-time jobs and become increasingly independent, it is natural for the parent-child relationship to change. These changes are often magnified during the college search process, as differing opinions about the “right” choice can cause rifts in a previously strong bond. Being aware of the potential relationship-altering actions may help you react differently, so you can preserve, and even strengthen, your connection to your child. To become as prepared as possible for these situations with your child, check out the

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