Entries by Judy Rothman

College Timeline for Neurotic Parents

Here is a private tweet that I received from a follower:

Q: I have ordered your book, but frankly, with all the stress involved preparing my junior for applying for colleges, I doubt if I will have the time to read it. Is there any way you can provide a timeline of what I should do when?

A: If your child is a junior in high school, you are a tad late to begin preparing. But just in case you want to agonize about all the missed opportunities, here is a brief summary of what to do when:

ONE MONTH BEFORE BIRTH — Travel to Dhaka, so your baby will qualify for Bangladeshi citizenship.

BIRTH — Send APGAR scores to the colleges you will be considering in 17 years.