Early this year, a wonderful article appeared in the New York Times authored by
She shares the experience of a college-bound parent particularly well.
“Want to know a funny thing? This is a very stressful time in my life, too. I sit next to a colleague whose mother is my age. My jeans are snug. My eyebrows are balding. And I have a child who’s a junior in high school, which means that everywhere I go, people want to talk about one thing: college.”
At College Parents of America – we agree with Ms. Egan when she states the misguided idea that “we” are going thru the college process when in fact, it is a process of independence by our children and we respect her, even more, when she places value in practical skills in statements such as:
“You know, in the long run, it doesn’t matter how you do on the SAT,” I say. “It matters whether you know how to parallel park. Driving is a life skill. You need to practice.”