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What role can/should the parents play in their child's college search?

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Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.
Director
Klaar College Consulting LLC
Parents should be the student’s cheerleaders. They should also remember that this is the student’s process to drive and that it is the student who is going to college. Don’t make this about you, the parent! Let your child take the lead and, if that is not happening, hire an educational consultant to help him or her through the process. Try hard not to send subliminal messages to your child that make him feel like a failure or that make him disengage from the process because he knows that his chances to get into the places you want him to go are slim.