When considering the ways in which parents can be an asset for their children in the college search and admissions process, it’s important to remember that honesty is the best policy. Though there may be no limit to your child’s dreams for the future, there are some hard and fast limitations about which school will help him or her accomplish them. As a parent, part of your job is to make sure your kid understands the financial, educational, and geographic parameters for his or her college search. Not only should parents be guaranteeing their child understands these parameters, but they should also be establishing these parameters early. Doing so can keep your child from aspiring beyond the means of the family and causing any sort of conflict as a result of it. While this may narrow the possibilities of options available, it can ensure your child won’t be stuck having to choose between schools that may be too far from home or too expensive. These conversations might not be easy to have, as no parent wants to hold their child back from their dreams, but they’re necessary to have. To better prepare for these conversations, please take a moment to review the information found 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