Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Stress, the Tears, the Moods: 11th Grade, Through a Parent's Eyes

The Stress, the Tears, the Moods: 11th Grade, Through a Parent's Eyes By Caren Osten Gerszberg , NYTimes Blog: Mom U.

Occasional reflections on the admissions process by Caren Osten Gerszberg, the mother of a high school junior.

While taking a walk the other day with my daughter Nicole, a nearly 16-year-old high school junior, I launched into a conversation about stress. What I was I thinking? The discussion about how to reduce the stress in her life — “Maybe you should drop an honors class or cut piano from your schedule?” — became stressful in itself, with one of us ending up in tears...Read more

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