Welcome, students and parents. Please come in and lie down on the couch. I assure you, everything is going to be all right.
October 1 is almost here and, students, you have not yet written your college application essays. You’ve entered the last minute essay writing phase of applying for college. Many of your friends have already completed all their essays, and are walking around your school gloating about it. You’ve begun to think you’ll never get them done and have started to look at the curriculum of your local community college.
Parents, you are wracked with guilt over not insisting that the essays be completed over the summer. You are in pain, stressed, frustrated, and insecure. I understand, and you are not alone.