Teen Overwhelmed with College Decision?
Hello. My son, a rising senior, is absolutely disinterested in college application related activities - starting from looking into colleges to making a list, let alone writing essays. With every passing day as the applications are coming up, he seem more disinterested. He had been working with a college counselor last few months but he has not been responsive to her either. He is a very smart kid, with excellent school and AP grades; and not putting his 100% towards maximizing his chances for a good college seem bizarre to us. However, he is not interested in taking our help either with anything or discuss with us or talk through anything with us. One thing came to my mind is that perhaps he is worried about making this huge decision himself - the first substantial decision he is making. So I was wondering if any of you have experienced a situation like this, and what did you do to help?