Dan Lewis wrote:OMG -- To all of the moms doing college research for their kids -- your kid will NEVER be a success if you do the work for them. Have your kid ask the question and he or she will get more and better advice. Mom, stop now before it's too late!
I'll have to agree with Dan here.
Maybe a little less dramatic though
Looking for the perfect school is definitely something the prospective student should do.
If you are old enough to go to college, then you are old enough to do your own research.
I did talk and consult my parents frequently while deciding but I always had to bring my research to them and present it with clear pros and cons.
To have them on board though was always important to me and if I didn't manage to convince them, then that probably meant I hadn't evaluated all the aspects quite yet.
So relying on your parents for advice is a good thing but having them do the digging is in my opinion a disservice.