As my children were growing up there were many days when I would wish I had a magic handbook to tell me what to do in instances of parental paralysis. What’s the right approach? How do we find the balance between too much parental involvement and not enough? Obviously there are no absolute answers (that’s why it’s often so overwhelming!) but we do our best. At no time is that notion of needing reassurance more apparent than during the college admission process! As an admissions professional, former college counselor, and now, the mother of two college graduates, I offer this blog for parents.