#CampusChat Transcript 09/01/10 – Nancy Berk

11:09 pm collegevisit: Next guest on #CampusChat is @nancyberk Co-host Whine At 9, psychologist, writer, comic & author of Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom. 9PM ET Wed
12:03 am nancyberk: RT @collegevisit: Next guest on #CampusChat is @nancyberk Co-host Whine At 9, psychologist, writer, comic & author of Secrets of a Bar Mitzvah Mom. 9PM ET Wed
11:26 am collegevisit: Parents of teens/college students -join #CampusChat, 9PM ET, w/psychologist & humorist @nancyberk. Let’s sound-off & laugh together. 9PM ET
12:20 pm collegevisit: The 5 W’s of #CampusChat with Nancy Berk – SmartCollegeVisit http://bit.ly/coLJbd
1:10 pm collegevisit: Just how funny is @nancyberk, co-host of tonight’s #CampusChat? Read “Sticker Shock” – LOL warning required! http://bit.ly/cW5QGA
1:11 pm handshake20: RT @collegevisit How funny is @nancyberk, co-host of tonight’s #CampusChat? Read “Sticker Shock” – LOL warning! http://bit.ly/cW5QGA
1:43 pm nancyberk: Excited to co-host tonight’s #CampusChat w/ @collegevisit. 9 PM ET. We’ll be talking #collegewhines & tips. Sound-off & laugh w/us!
2:35 pm collegevisit: RT @WhineAt9: Nancy’s co-hosting tonight’s #CampusChat w/ @collegevisit. 9PM ET …talking #college whines & tips. Sound-off & laugh w/us!
3:24 pm tweeterstools: The 5 W’s of #CampusChat with Nancy Berk – SmartCollegeVisit http://ow.ly/18OSJB
4:49 pm collegevisit: Moms/Dads of teens/coll stu-join #CampusChat, 9PM ET w/psychologist & humorist @nancyberkSound-off & laugh together. #admissions #parenting
4:54 pm campusbound: RT @nancyberk: Excited to co-host tonight’s #CampusChat w/ @collegevisit. 9 PM ET. We’ll be talking #college whines & tips. Sound-off & laugh w/us!
5:04 pm nancyberk: RT @handshake20: RT @collegevisit How funny is @nancyberk, co-host of tonight’s #CampusChat? Read “Sticker Shock” – LOL warning! http://bit.ly/cW5QGA
8:16 pm SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: Moms/Dads of teens/coll stu-join #CampusChat, 9PM ET w/psychologist & humorist @nancyberk Sound-off & laugh together
8:44 pm nancyberk: RT @SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: Moms/Dads of teens/coll stu-join #CampusChat, 9PM ET w/psychologist & humorist @nancyberk Sound-off & laugh together
9:38 pm collegevisit: Pour on the whine & join us tonight at 9 ET if you can! #CampusChat Whine away about parenting, coll admissions, college students & LOL all
10:18 pm nancyberk: Looking forward to @collegevisit for some whines and tips about parenting your way through college-bound chaos. 9ET #CampusChat
collegevisit: 1 hour til #CampusChat. Laugh with us as we chat about ups/downs of #parenting teens & #collegestudents w/my co-host @nancyberk
12:23 am handshake20: Sending best wishes to #campuschat from @thetechcouncil gala!
12:30 am nancyberk: 30 minutes ’til #CampusChat. @collegevisit and I will cover the crazy side of all-things-college. Laugh and learn! #CampusChat
12:30 am zkellyq: RT @nancyberk: 30 minutes ’til #CampusChat. @collegevisit & I will cover the crazy side of all-things-college. Laugh and learn! #CampusChat
12:42 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit 9PM EST #CampusChat Laugh with us as we chat about ups/downs of #parentingteens & #college students w/co-host @nancyberk
12:57 am campusbound: RT @SuzanneShaffer 9PM EST Laugh with us as we chat about ups/downs of #parenting teens & #college students w/co-host @nancyberk #CampusChat
1:01 am collegevisit: Welcome @nancyberk co-founder/co-host of @WhineAt9 a weekly podcast and daily blog where it’s OK to whine.We’re gonna whine too! #campuschat
1:01 am collegevisit: @campusbound Thanks and welcome! #campuschat
1:02 am nancyberk: Great! Whining is a good thing if you do it well. #CampusChat
1:02 am collegevisit: Tonight’s topic is light and fun with humorist @nancyberk. Is parenting college kids funny? At the very least! #campuschat
1:03 am Hiitsmepam: Hi, I’m Pam – mom of a soon-to-be college freshman – listening in… #campuschat
1:03 am collegevisit: @nancyberk I was just on #immchat where the value of listening to customers was discussed. I hope colleges are listening to us! #campuschat
1:04 am nancyberk: Oh it’s funny(about a year later).But I’m glad 2 be tweeting bec I can scream “write the essay” in btw tweets &no 1’s the wiser. #CampusChat
1:05 am nancyberk: @Hiitsmepam Hi Pam, and yes I think colleges want to listen. Now we just have to get the applicants to listen to us πŸ™‚ #CampusChat
1:05 am collegevisit: It’s been said @nancyberk is like Erma Bombeck meets @DrPhil. She’s co-host of @WhineAt9 -podcast & blog where it’s OK to whine #campuschat
1:06 am nancyberk: Opening Advice: There?s more than one perfect school! Don?t feed kid & parent anxiety by thinking there?s only one place. #CampusChat
1:07 am SuzanneShaffer: Looking forward to doing some whining myself tonight #campuschat
1:07 am nancyberk: True Kid Whine: 1st semester senior year is rough even w/out SAT/ACT, applications, essays, and tours. So parent’s be patient. #CampusChat
1:07 am collegevisit: @Hiitsmepam Welcome, Pam. I’m Kelly, host/moderator of this chat. Also mom of soon to be freshman. Well, hopefully… πŸ™‚ #campuschat
1:08 am collegevisit: @SuzanneShaffer So glad you could make it! #campuschat
1:08 am nancyberk: @SuzanneShaffer What’s your whine? #1 most common “kid” problem=procrastination #CampusChat
1:09 am nancyberk: Early action and Early decision may feed anxiety initially BUT then, w/success, you can have relief. #CampusChat
1:09 am collegevisit: Agree. RT @nancyberk: …There?s more than one perfect school!Don?t feed kid & parent anxiety by thinking there?s only 1place. #campuschat
1:10 am SuzanneShaffer: @nancyberk procrastination def at the top of my list and lack of motivation at times re: making decisions #campuschat
1:11 am nancyberk: Common parent whine: Bad attitude. Behavior can range from nonverbal to huffy & go from one to the other in seconds. #CampusChat
1:11 am nancyberk: From eye rolling to stomp offs. Normal but rough. #CampusChat
1:11 am collegevisit: My whine – poorly designed/out of date high school web sites. Sigh. #campuschat
1:12 am Hiitsmepam: @collegevisit Agreed! #campuschat
1:12 am SuzanneShaffer: Agree with u on that one RT @collegevisit: My whine – poorly designed/out of date high school web sites. Sigh. #campuschat
1:13 am collegevisit: @nancyberk Oh, I hate when I do that – go from nonverbal to huffy — oh, you mean the kids… #campuschat
1:13 am nancyberk: @collegevisit Those sites are only rivaled by sunshine-y glossy brochures where everyone is smiling happy & sitting in the grass #CampusChat
1:14 am SuzanneShaffer: Also another whine. Lack of counselor participation and help when asked. Too many kids not enough counselors #campuschat
1:14 am nancyberk: If you were the last one to sign your kid up for intramurals, his application procrastination could be genetic. Just sayin’… #CampusChat
1:14 am collegevisit: Hey, I used to create those happy, smiley brochures where every season is fall! πŸ™‚ #campuschat
1:15 am angelaquitadamo: My whine: kids refusal to admit their academics don’t match those of the schools they are applying to. #campuschat
1:15 am collegevisit: @SuzanneShaffer I’ll bet counselors whine about that, too. Not enough counselors for number of students. #campuschat
1:15 am SuzanneShaffer: @nancyberk I resemble that remark #campuschat
1:16 am nancyberk: @SuzanneShaffer Counselor participat is so variable frm sch to sch.But parents and kids need to tap into that before Sr year. #CampusChat
1:16 am collegevisit: @angelaquitadamo Do you mean the kids don’t want to apply because they think their grades won’t make the cut? #campuschat
1:16 am nancyberk: @collegevisit So you’re the person who made the font smaller in the tuition section? #CampusChat
1:18 am collegevisit: @nancyberk Yes, and I like writing things like “the middle 50% scored…” and make you think. πŸ™‚ #campuschat
1:18 am nancyberk: @angelaquitadamo There are kids who overshoot & it’s difficult bec u don’t want to discourage enthusiasm or affect self-esteem #CampusChat
1:18 am TauhidChappell: Who needs some college advice?? #campuschat
1:18 am Hiitsmepam: Why don’t schs start Jr yr with college searching? #campuschat
1:19 am collegevisit: @TauhidChappell You’re in college — what’s your whine? #campuschat
1:19 am campusbound: RT @Hiitsmepam: Why don’t schs start Jr yr with college searching? I’d prefer starting in 8th grade #CampusChat
1:20 am nancyberk: @Hiitsmepam I think some parents do start college search early but I believe counselors don’t want to burden kids 2 early. #CampusChat
1:20 am collegevisit: @Hiitsmepam Schools tend to encourage searching/visiting spring of Junior year. Readiness to embrace college search varies tho. #campuschat
1:21 am nancyberk: True Kid Whine: 1st semester senior year is rough even w/out SAT/ACT, applications, essays, and tours. Be a patient parent. #CampusChat
1:22 am SuzanneShaffer: Overshoooting can be a prob but sometimes it’s not a bad thing–they acheive acceptance #campuschat
1:22 am nancyberk: Touring Whine: Kid who?s made up his mind before getting out of the car. ?I don?t like the look.? Rain doesn?t help. #CampusChat
1:22 am collegevisit: With so much info on the web now, you can begin searching for college anytime. I think I started “helping” my kids in midl schl #campuschat
1:22 am TauhidChappell: @collegevist I have many. For one, less “busy work” and more on the field work/projects. #campuschat
1:23 am jeannieborin: It’s impt. too for students to know how to review college websites while doing their college searching #campuschat
1:23 am collegevisit: Good point. RT @TauhidChappell: @collegevist I have many. For one, less “busy work” and more on the field work/projects. #campuschat
1:23 am nancyberk: @TauhidChappell I think kids are overburdened with tasks and adding apps to the mix can be rough. Thx goodness for computers! #CampusChat
1:24 am nancyberk: @jeannieborin And pre-touring might save you the “I’m not getting out of the car” moment. #CampusChat
1:24 am jeannieborin: college websites are huge marketing devices – while informative can be confusing if you don’t know what to look for #campuschat
1:25 am SuzanneShaffer: OMG I got that one! RT@nancyberk Touring Whine-Kid who?s made up his mind before getting out of the car.”I don?t like the look.? #campuschat
1:25 am jeannieborin: students need to view college app season like a course without a grade – yes, it’ a lot of work and harder with little guidance #campuschat
1:26 am SkiManilow: @nancyberk I think today’s students are much better at multi-tasking than most adults are willing to admit. (I’m parent of teen) #campuschat
1:26 am jeannieborin: @nancyberk students should get knowledge about the college before visiting – more beneficial that way #campuschat
1:26 am nancyberk: @SuzanneShaffer 1 more Touring Whine:Kid who walks so far away from you it looks like he?s taken out a restraining order. #CampusChat
1:27 am nancyberk: @SkiManilow You are absolutely right. They also do better mixing work & play. Unlike our approach–play when you are done. #CampusChat
1:27 am TauhidChappell: @nancyberk Agreed. I toured junior year and found out what I liked. Get it done early. #campuschat
1:27 am collegevisit: @SkiManilow Yes, if multitasking means texting AND everything else! (my whine) #campuschat
1:27 am SuzanneShaffer: Agree RT @SkiManilow: @nancyberk I think today’s students are much better at multi-tasking than most adults are willing to admit #campuschat
1:28 am nancyberk: Admissions Office Whine=Texting during interview (and that was a parent!) #CampusChat
1:28 am collegevisit: RT @TauhidChappell: @nancyberk Agreed. I toured junior year and found out what I liked. Get it done early. #campuschat
1:28 am jeannieborin: students cannot visit everywhere they apply – will have 6-7 wks. to notify colleges if accepted & can visit then #campuschat
1:28 am SkiManilow: @nancyberk And you are absolutely right! (re: work & play vs. work then play). Wish I’d realized sooner πŸ™‚ #campuschat
1:28 am collegevisit: RT @jeannieborin: students cannot visit everywhere they apply-will have 6-7 wks. to notify colleges if accepted & can visit then #campuschat
1:29 am SuzanneShaffer: Good one RT@nancyberk 1 more Touring Whine:Kid who walks so far away from you it looks like he?s taken out a restraining order. #CampusChat
1:29 am nancyberk: @SkiManilow Don’t worry, I have a Ph.D. in psych and didn’t realize that until child #2 #CampusChat
1:30 am jeannieborin: students should read website mission statements of colleges and campus newspaper to get pulse of school #campuschat
1:30 am nancyberk: You don?t have to do anything abnormal to embarrass your child on a college tour. Rock stars? kids are embarrassed too. #CampusChat
1:30 am SuzanneShaffer: 2nd that one! RT @collegevisit: @SkiManilow Yes, if multitasking means texting AND everything else! (my whine) #campuschat
1:30 am collegevisit: Parents playing app games during info ses? RT @nancyberk: Admissions Office Whine=Texting during interview(& that was a parent!) #campuschat
1:31 am jeannieborin: @nancyberk even breathing right becomes a challenge at times #campuschat
1:31 am collegevisit: RT @nancyberk: You don?t have to do anything abnormal to embarrass child on a college tour.Rock stars? kids r embarrassed too #campuschat
1:32 am SkiManilow: @campusbound Watching own child on various tours is also interesting. Where in group he walks, how many ques he asks. Telling. #campuschat
1:32 am nancyberk: Parents: For tour: avoid fanny packs, stilettos, and belly shirts.If you wear all three you should lose your license to parent. #CampusChat
1:32 am jeannieborin: PDA’s should be turned off during info sessions – just like at the movies #campuschat
1:34 am collegevisit: @jeannieborin IDK.I think parents should be able to text questions to presenter during info session.Avoid embarrassing child. ?? #campuschat
1:35 am TauhidChappell: @nancyberk Also…Try not to embarrass your kid with “OOH LOOK AT THAT!!!” with a dramatic point of the figure (my mom did that) #campuschat
1:35 am nancyberk: It took a while but now I find humor in crazy reasons my kids reject schools. Like “too much brick”. And LOL at parent texting #CampusChat
1:35 am jeannieborin: @suzanneshaffer there are announcements to turn off anything that makes noise or lights up – ur rt. some pay no attention #campuschat
1:36 am SkiManilow: RT @nancyberk Parents avoid fanny packs, stilettos & belly shirts. If you wear all three you should lose your license to parent. #campuschat
1:36 am nancyberk: @TauhidChappell Touche! Just bec parents have filmed every kid moment doesn?t mean videotaping group tour is good idea. #CampusChat
1:37 am TauhidChappell: by figure I meant finger* #campuschat
1:38 am collegevisit: Admissions Office Whine: Parents, please don’t write letters of rec about your children. #campuschat
1:38 am SkiManilow: @nancyberk DH took notes on his phone during info session. I was uncomfortable even though was legit. What do you say? okay? #campuschat
1:39 am nancyberk: @collegevisit OMG I never heard that one. Thank you for more comedy material!! #CampusChat
1:39 am SuzanneShaffer: Haha! They do this? RT @collegevisit: Admissions Office Whine: Parents, please don’t write letters of rec about your children. #campuschat
1:40 am nancyberk: @SkiManilow Interesting.While colleges know tech opps of kids, I would still worry that it cld be confused as texting. Good ? #CampusChat
1:40 am jeannieborin: @campusbound-agree, if at all-parents can speak with counselors in financial aid office but reps should be addressed by students #campuschat
1:41 am jeannieborin: Some high schools do ask parents to write letters of rec – parents need to know NOT to send anything like this to colleges #campuschat
1:42 am nancyberk: @jeannieborin My favorite is the parent who filled out the app for his kid but forgot and wrote in his own name. #CampusChat
1:42 am akilbello: Sorry i missed you guys tonight.. I’ll have to read the Whine fest tomorrow. I’m just finishing teaching. now i play chauffeur #campuschat
1:42 am SkiManilow: @nancyberk That’s what I thought. But DH, like son, is high tech. They only use pen & paper when absolutely necessary. LOL #campuschat
1:42 am TauhidChappell: RT @jeannieborin: Some high schools do ask parents to write letters of rec – parents need to know NOT to send anything like this to colleges #campuschat
1:43 am akilbello: RT @collegevisit: Admissions Office Whine: Parents, please dont write letters of rec about your children. #campuschat
1:43 am collegevisit: @akilbello We understand — add your whines tomorrow/use the hashtag so all can follow/reply. Fun! #campuschat
1:43 am jeannieborin: @nancyberk that’s a good one! #campuschat
1:44 am jeannieborin: @akilbello thanks for joining – even briefly – am enjoying your tweets! #campuschat
1:45 am nancyberk: Don’t you think there are some parents who would take the SAT for their kids if they hadn’t added the writing part? #CampusChat
1:47 am jeannieborin: @nancyberk – absolutely, yes… colleges have parent orientation now too about letting go #campuschat
1:47 am akilbello: I”ve had parents call to sign up their kid for a grad school prep course.. i cant imagine Undergrad.. its sad. #campuschat
1:47 am jeannieborin: The SAT really scares parents I know #campuschat
1:47 am nancyberk: App Tip: To avoid stains, keep application materials in pile on dining room table bec most haven?t seen food in years. #CampusChat
1:48 am akilbello: My suggestion is that the NACAC pass a rule that says if a parent contacts admissions the kid is denied automatically. #campuschat
1:48 am jeannieborin: Parens attend job fairs with kids after college graduation – ouch! #campuschat
1:48 am nancyberk: @akilbello Worst parents for guidance and admissions =ghost writer parent. #CampusChat
1:49 am collegevisit: I would tweet more but I can’t stop laughing: @nancyberk @akilbello @jeannieborin – good tweets! #campuschat
1:49 am nancyberk: @jeannieborin Helicopters never die, they just babysit. #CampusChat
1:49 am akilbello: RT @jeannieborin: Parens attend job fairs with kids after college graduation – ouch! #campuschat
1:49 am collegevisit: Good whine (or is a bad whine?) RT @jeannieborin: Parens attend job fairs with kids after college graduation – ouch! #campuschat
1:50 am akilbello: LOL RT @nancyberk: @jeannieborin Helicopters never die, they just babysit. #campuschat
1:51 am CindyRichards: Too funny! RT @nancyberk: @jeannieborin Helicopters never die, they just babysit. #CampusChat
1:51 am campusbound: RT @nancyberk: Parents can’t help themselves from caring..our job as counselors is to assist them understand their role #CampusChat
1:51 am jeannieborin: @akilbello I like the idea of denying admission if parents too involved – but why punish kid? #campuschat
1:51 am collegevisit: Are helicopter parents a Gen-Y thing? I basically got dropped off at the entrance to my dorm back in the pre-iPod day. #campuschat
1:51 am SheldonWordNerd: Looks like a fun #campuschat tonight!
1:51 am nancyberk: Make sure you quote me on my babysit comment. Cracking myself up. You all are comedy inspiring. But shows how common and crazy. #CampusChat
1:52 am collegevisit: Ouch! RT @jeannieborin: @akilbello I like the idea of denying admission if parents too involved – but why punish kid? #campuschat
1:52 am akilbello: @jeannieborin kids bear the responsibility for the fam they were born into unto the seventh son #campuschat
1:52 am collegevisit: @SheldonWordNerd Welcome to the party! Did you bring a whine? #campuschat
1:52 am SuzanneShaffer: Become grandparents! RT @nancyberk: @jeannieborin Helicopters never die, they just babysit. #CampusChat
1:53 am jeannieborin: @collegevisit Gen-Y and Millenial parents will not see their kids fail or allow it – problematic #campuschat
1:53 am CindyRichards: @collegevisit I am so sorry. I mixed up the time zones. Just tuned in to get ready for #campuschatand realized I’ve missed most of it!
1:53 am nancyberk: @campusbound Parents do care & process can make it rough for all. Like Doomsday parents who only give bad stats. #CampusChat
1:54 am collegevisit: @CindyRichards We can’t stop laughing — join in! Do you have a whine about parenting and college? #campuschat
1:54 am CindyRichards: Parents really do that!!?!?!? @collegevisit: Admissions Office Whine: Parents, pls don’t write letters of rec about your kid. #campuschat
1:54 am SheldonWordNerd: What about parents taking the #SAT so they can “help” their kids prepare #youmustchill#campuschat
1:55 am TauhidChappell: @collegevisit I’ll admit, I think my parents were helicopter type during high school. Once I got into college, they backed off. #campuschat
1:55 am collegevisit: @jeannieborin Of course. No child left behind. Now herded by helicopter parents. #campuschat
1:55 am jeannieborin: There are appropriate jobs for parents during college app time – helping with organization, planning visits but that’s about it #campuschat
1:55 am nancyberk: @SheldonWordNerd Oh no.I need a new book chapter I’d pull out a gun for my kid (& I don’t believe in guns) but not a calculator. #CampusChat
1:56 am akilbello: Unfortunately i mostly deal with the inverse problem of uninvolved parents. One parent who refused to provide info for FAFSA #campuschat
1:56 am collegevisit: Based on tweets tonite, it would seem that some parents do everything for applicant except move into the dorm! #campuschat
1:56 am CindyRichards: U mean texting WHILE doing anything else, rt? RT @collegevisit: @SkiManilow Multitasking means texting AND everything else! #campuschat
1:57 am jeannieborin: @tauhidchappell parents back off sometimes when kid at college – out of sight out of mind, maybe #campuschat
1:57 am akilbello: @campusbound I think all school counselors and teachers should take the SAT for perspective. #campuschat
1:57 am nancyberk: @campusbound Thinking counselors would be taking SAT to understand; parents to get an edge. #CampusChat
1:57 am CindyRichards: @collegevisit There are probably some who wish they could move into the dorm too. #campuschat
1:58 am jeannieborin: info highway has made 24/7 communication nearly unavoidable #campuschat
1:58 am akilbello: I think all admissions staff and college counselors should take take the SAT at least once a year. #campuschat
1:58 am CindyRichards: @akilbello Which do you think is worse–too involved or uninvolved? #campuschat (I’m looking for role models here–mine goes in a year.)
1:58 am TauhidChappell: @collegevisit To counter that, my parents breathed down my neck during high school. I hated it BUT…To get them–#campuschat
1:59 am SkiManilow: @nancyberk I wouldn’t take the SAT again (now) if you offered me $100,000! #campuschat
1:59 am TauhidChappell: –off my back, I tried to do my best so they would back off. It resulted in a 3.82 GPA, National Honors Society and VTech #campuschat
1:59 am collegevisit: @CindyRichards I’ve been anticipating the empty nest for 17years, but still realize chick must leave the nest. #campuschat
1:59 am TauhidChappell: At the time I really disliked being pressured and reminded about doing well, but honestly…It worked for me. Got me good grades #campuschat
1:59 am jeannieborin: @cindyrichards is a balance possible? wait for the students’ questions don’t volunteer all the info #campuschat
2:00 am SheldonWordNerd: @nancyberk That’s why you’re clearly an expert at talking parents down from the cliff! #CampusChat
2:00 am akilbello: @CindyRichards its different.. usually uninvolved is low income or first gen. overinvolved is usually entitled and rich #campuschat
2:00 am SuzanneShaffer: Sad RT @SheldonWordNerd: What about parents taking the #SAT so they can “help” their kids prepare #youmustchill #campuschat
2:00 am nancyberk: @TauhidChappell Sometimes parents really have to monitor at h.s. level but by college,it’s let go and wait for grades. #CampusChat
2:00 am SheldonWordNerd: @akilbello That’s just sad. That’s why you’re doing great work. #campuschat
2:00 am jeannieborin: @tauhidchappell pressure makes lots of kids sick #campuschat
2:01 am CindyRichards: @campusbound So hovering parents is nothing new, huh? #campuschat
2:01 am SkiManilow: @TauhidChappell Great! & now you realize it was all done out of love, right? <g> And U proved U could handle college on ur own. #campuschat
2:01 am collegevisit: Whoa! RT @campusbound: …Gen Doug MacArthurs Mom took a hotel room near West Point #campuschat
2:02 am campusbound: RT @CindyRichards: @campusbound So hovering parents is nothing new, huh? Parents have hovered since giving birth #CampusChat
2:02 am nancyberk: RT @collegevisit: Whoa! RT @campusbound: …Gen Doug MacArthurs Mom took a hotel room near West Point #CampusChat
2:02 am TauhidChappell: @jeannieborin @nancyberk I agree to both of your statements. Out of site, out of mind/wait for first semester grades. #campuschat
2:02 am SheldonWordNerd: @nancyberk Those parents are the ones that ALWAYS know best! Don’t trust experts to real know what they’re talking about #CampusChat
2:03 am jeannieborin: @TauhidChappell congrats on ur accomplishments – your parents style worked well for you #campuschat
2:03 am nancyberk: Parents need to buckle up and calm down. It’s going to be a bumpy ride but you will smile soon enough. #CampusChat
2:03 am SuzanneShaffer: Def univolved is worse RT @CindyRichards: @akilbello Which do you think is worse–too involved or uninvolved? #campuschat
2:04 am collegevisit: The hour has flown by. My face hurts from laughing! #campuschat
2:04 am campusbound: @CindyRichards So hovering parents is nothing new, huh? Key is for parents to learn how to assist their child’s college search #CampusChat
2:04 am collegevisit: Be sure to follow Nancy @nancyberk @WhineAt9. Need a Keynote humorist/speaker? Email: nwberk@gmail dot com #campuschat
2:04 am TauhidChappell: @SkiManilow Indeed! Work ethic stuck with me. Of course I faltered here and there, but I’m maintaining above a 3.2 GPA for now! #campuschat
2:05 am nancyberk: This has been so much fun. Thank you a great hour! #CampusChat
2:06 am SkiManilow: @TauhidChappell That’s terrific! Keep up the good work! #campuschat
2:06 am collegevisit: What a chat — every tweet is a takeaway tweet! Look for the transcript on SmartCollegeVisit.com tomorrow morning! #campuschat
2:07 am jeannieborin: @tauhidchappell congrats on ur accomplishments – your parents style worked well for you #campuschat
2:07 am akilbello: Good night all i’m going to ride the train for an hour and then drive for an hour.. whoo hooo #campuschat
2:08 am SkiManilow: @nancyberk Thank you and @collegevisit and thank you to all fellow participants. This was a fun, enjoyable hour of chat πŸ™‚ #campuschat
2:08 am jeannieborin: thanks for a fun chat! #campuschat
2:08 am TauhidChappell: Pressure doesn’t always work with kids.I encourage parents to find alternatives to encourage H.S kids to do well for college #campuschat
2:08 am nancyberk: Good night everyone! #CampusChat
2:09 am TauhidChappell: @collegevisit Thanks for the awesome chat, as usual! πŸ™‚ #campuschat
2:09 am campusbound: @collegevisit: Be sure to follow @nancyberk @WhineAt9. Need a Keynote humorist/speaker? Email: nwberk@gmail dot com Thank You 2! #CampusChat
2:10 am collegevisit: Thank you for coming & contributing!. Stay in touch with @nancyberk. She’s got more good college humor + a book on the way. #campuschat
2:11 am collegevisit: @TauhidChappell So glad you could make it and good to know your decisions + hard work are paying off (I know–mom talk–sorry!) #campuschat
2:11 am SheldonWordNerd: @collegevisit @nancyberk Thanks for a great chat as always! #campuschat
4:17 am ColleenAlmeida: RT @CindyRichards: Parents really do that!!?!?!? @collegevisit: Admissions Office Whine: Parents, pls don’t write letters of rec about your kid. #campuschat

Source: WhatTheHashtag: #CampusChat Transcript

Author: Z. Kelly Queijo

Kelly is founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. When she's not creating content for the blog or clients, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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