In Slouching Toward Adulthood, Koslow chronicles the year she spent trying to better understand what's going on with Americans between the ages of 22 and 35 who find themselves back at home, largely supported by their parents.
College admissions are a market that to this day substantially involves the exchange of information via pieces of paper (or electronic images thereof.) This causes all kinds of largely unrecognized problems.
Is there any way that there can be a meeting of the minds between parents and college-bound children that won't suck the thrills and excitement out of this rite (vs. right) of passage as children go to college?
High school seniors across the country will be receiving their college admissions letters this week, and with the dramatic increase in the number of applications this year many can expect to get the dreaded "thin envelope."