Happy Parent-Teen Communication about the College Essay? This could be you!
Ever feel like parent-teen communication about the college essay (or, say, everything else?) can go haywire on a dime? I’ve had the pleasure of guest writing about this over at TeenLife magazine. You can check out my most recent article there on parent-teen communication about the college essay. How can you navigate conversations which can be so thorny? These tips help families ensure a smoother, clearer, respectful communication process about the essay. This works out better for everyone.
And with the world a hot mess of poor word choice, what’s better than harmony in the midst of anxiety? With our tips, our hope is that you got this! You can say what you mean, and refrain from saying what might make trouble.
An excerpt from the post is below. Follow the link to read more.
How To Avoid Making the College Essay a Battleground?
“The notorious college essay can become a battleground of underlying stress and tension for parents and teens. They both care about the outcome, but (or because of this) communication about it easily goes haywire.
Every parent-child relationship is different, and you have your own complex history that this post cannot address fully enough. Certain struggles, however, are common. From my years as a college-essay coach, I offer these suggestions for effective intra-family communication to help you navigate the college essay writing process productively, skillfully and with your relationship intact. Teens and parents have said these made all the difference!”
…Read the rest at TeenLife, here.
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