As parents, we know that sometimes the best advice can come from fellow parents who have successfully navigated some developmental step or landmark -- or land mine -- in their children's lives. Here are two of the savviest moms we know -- Lisa Endlich Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington of the excellent blog Grown and Flown -- on next steps for parents of seniors.
This is a moment to rejoice. Your child was accepted to college and all of your effort and his have resulted in this success. There may be some small disappointments, there may euphoria and there may be some big decisions ahead, but this is one of life’s big moments and it should be noted and celebrated. Let your nearly grown child know just how proud you are and acknowledge how much of his effort it took to get to this moment.
Once your family has taken a time to savor this special moment, there are a few more practical matters that need your
Book the revisits.
Your child may be making a very real decision between two or more schools they have not seen in a year, or more. See if the school has official revisit days when pre-frosh return for an organized program. If such a program exists, make certain to book a place in the program and hotel reservations if needed. If there is not official program, make plans for your teen to take another