Articles of Interest

Articles of interest:

The  Ideal  College—A  Place  That  Values You for What  You Have  to  Offer!
Please download the article here.

On creating a quality list of college options and choices:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2017/08/16/curate-your-college-list-for-best-results/#eb7e52c5f03d

Thoughts in considering and identifying a college major:
 
The growing popularity of early applications:

 

A healthy approach to the college consideration process:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2017/12/14/take-a-12-step-approach-to-the-college-process/#62f2f5b120b4

 

Various words of advice from College Admission professionals:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/08/30/what-21-college-admissions-officers-say-they-want-in-a-candidate/?utm_term=.c7a7f4b62ef1

How to make Sense of College Rankings
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/opinion/sunday/how-to-make-sense-of-college-rankings.html?_r=0

How the University of Alabama Became a National Player
(note: this article is about state and public universities, not college football!)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/education/edlife/survival-strategies-for-public-universities.html?emc=eta1

David Ramsey: Soccer great Mia Hamm asks sports parents to stop being so childish
http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-soccer-great-mia-hamm-asks-sports-parents-to-stop-being-so-childish/article/1589756
(Note: this article is not only about parenting and how to help your child accept a loss, it is applicable to any adversity, poor grade, undesirable admission decision…)

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading:

The 7 Best Things (Smart) Teens Do by J. Friel and L Friel

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job by C. Christen

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be  F. Bruni

The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process  A. Belasco and D. Bergman 

8 First Choices, 2nd edition J. Slayton-Mitchell

Mistakes to Avoid When Deciding on Your College  Dr. Norman Smith  

Untangled - Guiding Teenage Girls Through The Seven Transitions Into Adulthood  by Lisa Damour, PhD  (Ballantine Books, 2016)

An excerpt from Untangled:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/drama-queens-whats-really-going-on-in-a-teenage-girls-head/article28549947/

Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?  A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager  by Anthony E. Wolf, PhD  (Farrar Straus Giroux 2002 revised ed.)