The college search can be overwhelming, and throughout the entire process can start to take over every household conversation. While it’s clear college begins an important new life chapter for both students and parents alike, it’s not ideal to allow these college “talks” to become too prevalent. It’s almost better to limit discussions surrounding college to certain days of the week and specific timeframes for this reason. A failure to do so may cause more stress and anxiety for both students and parents. As there’s plenty of unnecessary stress and anxiety already surrounding the college search and preparation processes, this is one way to limit any additional stress flooding the family while still ensuring there’s enough time to rightfully prepare. Remember that both the times spent discussing college and the times not are both positive and can give parents and children an opportunity to better understand one another throughout the process. For more information on how to tackle the college search process through a more effective manner, please see the resource introduced alongside this post.
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