Thanks to our moderators, Dina Glasofer and Rupal Obaray, and panelists Lisa Billington, Dr. Deborah Glasofer, Kathy McHugh, and Suzanne Spector, for their words of wisdom during our Stop the Stress Webinar we held in November. If you did not attend the event, we hope you will find the time to view the webinar, which we recorded.
Recap: Stop the Stress Webinar: https://bit.ly/RecapStopTheStress
Here are Dr. Glasofer’s closing points:
The healthy place to land with college planning: Recognize and reinforce that we are not the problem — the system is the problem — be mad at the system rather than internalizing and making the problem about you or your child.
Adapting Under Stress:
Remember this is not the only stress our children will experience — this is actually an opportunity for growth. We are all works in progress: growing, learning, and coping with stress.
Acknowledge that we don’t have control and all we can do is all we can do.
Perspective helps — listen to others who have walked in your steps — you will look back at this in six months with a different lens.
Adjusting expectations is helpful — redefine vision of success and redefine each child’s definition of perfect.
Even if the situation is not great, you are not stuck — you can always make a change — there is always a path to another option.