HeavyLidded--I know you were joking but often sometimes hearing the same thing you have been saying from another adult makes all the difference in the world, good and bad sometimes. Is there a favorite aunt or family friend you can get to help? We are trying to deprogram DD after visiting with a very close family friend that kept going on and on about going "away" to college. They basically forced their kids to go to the college in their town, now their oldest is working 6 hours away and calls home crying every night because she has never been away from home. We WANT our kids to go "away" for college so they learn this adjustment when there is a support circle--aka everyone else at school-around.
I also figure we are about 2 weeks away from "I told you so". Most of their friends are starting to show signs of stress because they haven't figured out their final lists, they haven't started apps, etc. and our kids are done with all of that
. She will come around. Oh, one thing we did during the research stage was to have DD's best friend over. They sat one the couch, each with a laptop and went back and forth looking at schools together