The Distraught Parents’ Hotline (713.553.6557) is like happy hour — without the adult beverages (at least on my end of the conversation) — with a great listener. Parents unburden themselves to the Hotline with tales of their children’s struggles, apologizing to me for being “that” mom or dad. I assure them that they are not alone: over the past 18 years, I’ve learned of daughters and sons grappling with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, romantic entanglements, and other obstacles. These challenges often follow students from high school to college.
On April 30, at Summer Checklist for the College-Bound, listen to parents with over 80 years of childrearing experience discuss the do’s and don’ts for sending kids to and through college.

Parents Will Answer These Questions (And More) For Parents

  1. How can I stay sane and not appear on the local news?
  2. What’s the first step?
  3. How do I help my student without doing everything for him?
  4. How do we choose the right school?
  5. What extracurricular activities made your students shine?
  6. How do you help your student deal with rejection?
  7. What surprised you during this process?

Who Should Attend?

Parents and guardians…

  • of first-generation college students
  • who went to college (It’s been a minute; things have changed.) who have college-bound students
  • of elementary school students
  • of middle school students
  • of high school students

Action Item

Register for Summer Checklist for the College-Bound.

Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 9 – 10:30 am | Virtual Event
Sigh up for Summer Checklist for the College-Bound
:: Parent to Parent Panel Discussion: Do’s and Don’ts for college-bound families. Once you register, you’ll receive an email with instructions for submitting your questions to the panel.
:: Leave with tips to help your student do the following this summer:
  • Write college admission and scholarship essays
  • Prepare for the PSAT and SAT
  • Boost reading, writing, and math skills

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