Praise the Journey, Not the Destination
with Jenn Curtis, MSW
with Jenn Curtis, MSW
Episode 5, Season 2 | September 15, 2021
The journey is where we all learn to do hard things. We make mistakes, experience successes (and failures), develop resilience, practice growth mindset and build self-confidence. As parents, if we focus on the destination — winning the race, acing the SATs or getting into the “right” college — our children miss out on all those experiences that serve as the building blocks to social emotional growth. In this podcast episode, we sat down with Jenn Curtis, MSW, co-author of The Parent Compass, to learn strategies that you can use to support your child on their journey towards self-advocacy, acceptance and exploration. Listen now!
Jenn is an educational consultant, best selling author, and professional speaker. As owner of FutureWise Consulting for the past 12 years, she has guided hundreds of high school students from throughout the United States through all aspects of the college admission process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Honors College at UCLA and her master’s degree in social work from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA. She is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Visit her website at futurewiseconsulting.com.
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