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Parents and College Tours with Teens

Parents and College Tours with Teens

Experience from Over 150 US College Tours

Janice and I have probably been on 150 plus US college tours over the past 10 years. Some with our children when they were doing the college visit circuit, others as a college counselor checking out schools we think our clients would be interested in attending. Other than the campus visits that were specifically for college counselors, there were always teens and parents around for us to observe.

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Letting Go: A Perennial Favorite of Parents

Letting Go: A Perennial Favorite of Parents

“For parents, the freedom freshmen enjoy can be hard to accept. So can recognizing how little you can now appropriately and directly do to shape the daily round of your sons or daughters experiences or his or her life style choices, curricular, or career plansA young person is setting out on his or her own lives course. Don’t try to hold the course you set and have been sailing together for seventeen years. It is very hard to sail a ship with two pilots. Come along, by all means. But keep in mind that is a new voyage, someone else’s voyage. This way college can be the shared and happy embarkation it ought to be.”

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Planning College Visits – A Helpful Website

Planning College Visits – A Helpful Website

Parents of college-bound students overwhelmed with the process of planning multi-day, multi-campus college visits will be pleased to learn about Custom College Visits’ website. Chock full of information on planning college tours for your teen, the site also provides information on the company’s four core services:

Itinerary and logistics planning
Development of prospective college lists
Travel arrangements 
And on-campus arrangements

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