Mom & Dad – I Promise I’ll Get Into College
Perspectives from a High School Student and Her Dad
by Lexi Shavitz, Jeff Shavitz
The pressures of high school students to get into college has become so competitive; the pressures on the parents have become overwhelming as they want their son or daughter to get into the university of their 1st choice. Is your child really special? Is he/she doing something to make themselves stand out among their competition? Does the student think they are doing enough? How about the parent? This book shares thoughts from both the student and parent, and you will be shocked to learn how each views the monumental process of getting into college. This is the biggest decision you as a parent will collectively make for (with) your child.
We asked our daughter one question repeatedly: “Are you trying your hardest in school?” It wasn’t until the beginning of sophomore year of high school that she finally said “yes” and her grades are now reflecting this. We also encourage her to participate in outside activities to beef up her resume.
As parents of 3 children, the “middle kid syndrome” did/does exist, and we as Type A parents are equally guilty for at times comparing her to her brother/sister. We have learned that she is who she is –and whether she goes to Harvard, an Ivy, a state university, a local college, a junior college, a 2-year college, or a vocational school– we just want her to be happy and do her best.
This book is about all of these intermingled emotions (of both parent and child) and the reality of getting into a college.
Yes, some children choose not to attend university, but the majority of children do want to attend a 4-year university and this book is for this audience.e Aha Amplifier and easily share Lynnea’s quotes on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
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