Parents, if you’re feeling anxious about your student’s college process, if you're worrying more than you’d like to worry about GPAs, SAT scores, and whether or not the dream school will say yes, try this.
Talk to any parent whose recently graduated senior is now packing and preparing to leave for college.
Some of those parents’ kids got into their dream schools—many more of them did not. But most future college freshmen can’t help but be excited about what’s in store, whether or not the school is famous. And happy kids make for happy parents.
After all the report cards, SAT scores, tutors, broken curfews, breakups, slipups, rejections, and everything else that seemed so trying during the high school years, watching your student leave for college—any college—is a pretty exciting day.
It’s happening for them, and it will happen for you, too.