A few days ago, I sent out a survey to parents asking about their children’s recent college application experience, specifically seeking information about the essay writing process, and what kind of support, if any, their children received.

I’m still sifting through the responses, but there’s clearly a degree of cynicism and concern about kids being slickly packaged to gain an edge with admissions officers.

How about sending our kids another message? You are enough. You have value just the way you are. Communicate your truth. Effectively tell your story. Trust that you, imperfections and all, are enough.

How about sending ourselves another message? Our kids are enough. They have value, just the way they are.  Help them communicate their truth. Help them effectively tell their stories. Trust that they, imperfections and all, are enough.

Learn more about “I am enough.” 

Learn more about what makes Montauk Writer’s essay support different.

And the survey’s still open! I’d love to hear what you think! 

Author: suzettemullenharrel

I write memoir, and I coach students through the college and graduate school admissions essay writing process.

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