Too often throughout the college search process children will find themselves prioritizing their selection and applications process more than their own health. Nothing may be more important than protecting their health through stressful times like this, though. Failure to get enough sleep each day, practice healthy eating habits, exercise regularly and ensure there’s still some downtime in their life to have fun can have a negative impact on the college search process as a whole. Neglecting all of the other important elements of their lives, such as their remaining weeks of their senior year of high school, can also ruin the chances for them to make lasting memories with their friends. As a parent attempting to aid their child throughout this process, it’s important to encourage them to talk and truly open up to you as they feel stressed. When children truly open up and allow themselves to become vulnerable, parents have a much easier time understanding what it is that their child truly needs and can help much more effectively. Getting your child to truly open up is much easier said than done, so for more information on the ways in which you can enable them to do so, please see the infographic supported alongside 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