I know it is counterintuitive, but to have the best results in college admissions, you need to forget about college as you make decisions about extracurricular activities. Too many people focus on the final goal and lose sight of what is truly important – the development of our children. Among other things, we want our kids to have time for:
- family relationships
- creative pauses
- reading wonderful books
- helping those less fortunate
- volunteering in a cause that matters
- developing friendships
- learning about future careers
- working at a job that is hard
- perfecting a talent
- acquiring a new skill reflection
What will ultimately matter the most in life is the kind of person your child becomes, not the college they get into. But, by focusing on personal development and guiding them to a wise maturity, you will make better choices in the long run, both for their well-being and for their future college opportunities. Happy and interesting kids fare the best in selective college admissions. Keep this in mind as you work with your children to plan their summer activities.
Pay attention to journey and worry less about the destination!
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