Coddling Parents During Covid-19

Over the nearly 30 years in which we’ve been in business as a college admissions consultancy, we’ve come across our fair share of coddling parents. We imagine that’s no surprise. But this year, well, it’s different. The coddlers have multiplied by the dozen. They’re everywhere. They’re in New York City … 

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On Parents Bringing Up College Acceptances

It’s always fun to write posts for our college admissions blog from coffee shops. And why? Because if we’re ever short on material to cover in a given day, well, coffee shop-goers can provide ample fodder. Today is no exception. The number of conversations in coffee shops that at some … 

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The Role of Parents in College Admissions

There was a piece recently in “The Atlantic” entitled “The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent” by Laura McKenna that caught our attention. The piece focuses on how essentially helicopter parenting has become, well, parenting 2017. Whereas in past decades it may have struck people as odd for parents of college … 

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