as a rising senior myself, this is what I’ve learned so far from consulting many rising college freshmen and applying to questbridge which has given me a taste of applying to college. although it is not quite the same, I think it will be at least a little similar.
i’m thinking that mostly, you should trust your child. their experiences are key to their college apps. most adults, I think, tend to drown out the voice that us as students have. oftentimes, it is not a paid essay writer that is the most helpful. in my process I found that the best resources were free. i am a relatively good writer so it’s not hard for me to express what I think quickly and rather eloquently. i depended on my friends who were equally good writers (EIC of the school newspaper, taken honors + AP English courses with me, etc), my ap lang teacher, and my debate coach who knew me quite well. once I told them the purpose of the essay and where I was trying to go with the essay, they understood my objective and tried their best to not drown out my voice while also giving me advice on how to best write so that I achieved my objective.
if your child trusts you to read their essay, try not to distort the narrative; rather, I think your child would appreciate it if you gave them advice on how to best cater to a school while also keeping to their authentic self (ex, providing examples from their childhood that they might not remember).
these are things that I really appreciated throughout my essay writing process and other advice that rising college freshmen gave me. hope this helps you and your child!