Parents’ Guide to College Admissions

The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College AdmissionsJ.D. Rothman, author of The Neurotic Parent’s Guide to College Admissions

College admissions rates of 6% Kids applying to 32 colleges? Sixteen-year-olds with more impressive resumes than Fortune 500 CEOs? Has the nation lost its mind?

Why yes, it has! The college admissions process now sucks approximately 1250% more time, money, and psychic energy than it did when today's parents were going through the same process. Emmy-winning television writer and celebrated blogger ( J.D. Rothman talks to ParentMap about the anxiety-ridden quest to find the right college for your teen, delivering her signature wallop of humor and insight.

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • College admissions timeline for neurotic parents
  • Pop quiz: Are you a neurotic parent?
  • Marketing and branding your kid: Does it work?
  • Essential insights into the admissions essay
  • Other strategies for helicoptering, hot-housing and micromanaging
J.D. Rothman

About J.D. Rothman
J.D. Rothman, a former instructor of remedial freshman composition, is an Emmy-winning television writer, children’s media producer, and lyricist. A resident of Santa Monica, California, she is the writer of, a favorite blog of exhausted admissions counselors and sanity-seeking parents across the country. The Neurotic Parent blog was previously excerpted in the anthology I’m Going to College — Not You! (St. Martin’s Press). Rothman prepared for none of her careers in college.



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