When do you “drop the rope” with your teen about taking initiative with college applications?

Sometimes parents walk fine line deciding when it’s appropriate to let their kids fail. What if this question happens to center around big decisions that will have a huge impact on your child’s life?

“My son is starting his senior year in high school. He talks a lot about colleges he might want to go to, but he’s not doing what he needs to do to begin applying. He’s not getting the applications and he’s not getting recommendations from teachers and coaches. He’s going to have a big year with AP’s and such, and I doubt he’s going to have time to do anything once school starts. I’m worried he’s not going to get into the colleges he wants to if he doesn’t start working on it. I’ve had friends tell me I should just ‘drop the rope,’ but I’m afraid he’s going to be disappointed. It’s causing a lot of arguments, and I don’t like it. I want my son to go to a good college. Where do I draw the line and how do I help him make sure he does what he needs to do so he can reach his potential?”

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com.  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

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