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How to Help Your Senior During the Holidays


Holidays can be stressful for seniors who can find themselves cornered by well-intended friends or family members who want to know where they will go to college. It is not a problem if they have been admitted to their favorite choice, but that is a small percent of high school seniors come Thanksgiving.

Help your daughter come up with a few cheery but suitably vague responses to questions she may not want to field. Suggest she consider being ready with a conversational pivot, where she takes the opportunity to show interest in the other person and possibly turn the spotlight in another direction. Asking others what they liked about their college and what major they chose can lead to some fun conversations and deflect attention.