Obsessing over getting accepted to the right colleges

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Obsessing over getting accepted to the right colleges

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Parents are now obsessed with getting their kids into top schools. Unfortunately, out of 3,000 or 4,000 schools, everyone wants to go to 17. That's part of the problem. It's a PR thing. A lot of the top schools are marketing themselves more. Parents do -- This generation has been over-involved. They have been helicoptering since day one. They see it as the ultimate parenting badge. They also may see it as the last time they have control of anything in the process, until their son or daughter moves home after college; which is what they are going to have to do because the only jobs that are available right now are baristas anyway.
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JD Rothman

Author, Blogger & College Pundit

JD Rothman, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions, started her popular satirical blog TheNeuroticParent.com while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. She frequently appears on panels with admission officers, and blogs about the insanity of the college process for the Huffington Post. A former instructor of remedial freshman composition, Rothman's day job is as an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist, but she also has a famous blog satirizing the college admissions process, www.theneuroticparent.com. In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions." She grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband live in their emptying nest. She prepared for none of her careers in college.

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