Parents will move mountains to help their kids become successful. This includes driving like a madman between activities, brainstorming project topics, revising essays, and providing emotional support.
Getting into college is a team sport, and it is OK for parents to be involved in the process, but in doing so, we cannot serve as crutches for our kids to develop the skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.
My advice for the week is to watch this Ted Talk from Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Stanford Freshmen. It is an amazing talk about giving your kids the tools to succeed. Click here to view.