However, if the disappointment is shown without any encouragement the child’s reaction may be one of resentment.
The child may just feel like the mother is picking on them and won’t want to make an effort to improve their behavior. "Seeking Security Or Growth: A Regulatory Focus Perspective On Motivations In Romantic Relationships." Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology 101.5 (2011): 935-954.
This, too, can backfire, especially if, like many adults, the high school student responds to stressful situations by procrastinating.
Regardless of the tactics parents use to motivate their college-bound children to complete the essay, there’s no mistaking its importance. No wonder parents are inclined to weigh in on this “transformative” essay.
The 2019–2020 prompt for the Common Application, accepted by most colleges in the U. While scores of parents take to prodding their teenager relentlessly about completing the college essay, it’s not always the best or winningest strategy.
Other parents try the hands-off approach; after all, this is a child who’s close to, if not already, 18—by some standards, a legal adult.
According to William Burke and Brett Larson who are authors of Mother and Adolescent Reports of Associations Between Child Behavior Problems and Mother-Child Relationship Qualities, a journal of abnormal child psychology wrote “….adolescent perceptions of maternal hostility and negativity are linked to aggression and conduct problems.” This statement shows that a mother’s negative actions will affect the child psychologically.
Any type of reaction that comes from the mother, the child will take to heart.
And, as even the most skilled and seasoned writer will tell you, it can be incredibly difficult to produce one’s best work under pressure.
Need another reason to persuade a rising high school senior to get started? But, this being one if not the most important writing assignment a high school student has ever faced, finding the best approach can be tricky.