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Paulina CerrosCoyneEnglish 104October 18, 2019College Roadmap EssayAfter reading many articles on this topic, numerous points stood out to me. The article “IsYour Child Emotionally Ready For College?” helped me to better understand a parentsperspective on raising a child. Parents often feel confident when their child is transitioning fromhigh school to college. They think that if their child has gotten this far, they’ll be fine. Often,parents have done everything for their child so much so the child does not know how to do thingsfor him or herself. They have done so many things along the way to help their children preparethat the child cannot face problems themselves. Another problem is that throughout a child’s life,academics are at the center. Children should make mistakes so that they may learn from them ontheir own. Many incoming students have to deal with loneliness which makes them emotionallyunready for college. So many students have academic smarts but not “street smarts”. They don’tknow what to do in real life college situations. Parents often shelter them especially in highschool so that when they are exposed to the real world it is a huge shock to them. Students thendon’t know what to do after these situations and don’t share them with others to get help.Students need to acknowledge that their transition may be difficult and that they may need help.To better prepare their children, parents should start conversations. They should talk to theirchildren about the risks in college life. They must learn to listen and not to lecture. Colleges also

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College Prepardness

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