When my daughter left for college she had just barely turned 18. Not only was she young, but she was attending a college over 2000 miles away from home. I was afraid for her; very afraid.
It’s the time of year when tempers flare, stress reigns, and emotions collide. Many parents may find themselves looking forward to the day when their argumentative, emotional child moves out and heads off to college.
Make sure your college-bound teen learns these concepts before college and heads off to face the world as an adult. They will be happier, you will be happier, and the people they come in contact with will recognize the positive affects of your parenting.
Freshman year is when college prep begins. Everything your student does from this point on will reflect on his college application: his activities, his community service, and most importantly his grades
For parents of college-bound seniors/soon to be college freshmen, it will be a difficult summer. After all the hype of being accepted to college and graduation, the family settles in for three months of angst. I bet you thought I was going to say vacation!
What type of parent college coach are you? What is your parenting style? Each of us has a unique personality that will influence the way we coach our teens. The key is to find yourself, recognize your weaknesses, identify your strengths and adapt to provide your college-bound teen with the best coaching possible.