What To Do When Your Child Wants a Gap Year

A friend of mine recently told me that his senior high-school student declared he wanted to take a gap year. The dad asked, “What are you going to do in that year?” The son replied he wants to go live with this brother in Colorado. The father then asked a series of questions like...

An Insider’s Guide to College Campus Tours

How am I an insider? A little-known fact about me: I am a retired college campus tour guide. That’s me circled with my fellow tour guides, known as the Ambassadors. The Ambassadors were group of students who had many different responsibilities around college campus including serving as hosts at special functions, making alumni donation...

Tips for Avoiding the Costly Effects of Changing College Majors

John is currently in his third year as an English college major. He thought he wanted to be a college English professor but says now that he’dlike to “do English” as a hobby but not a career. Often, peoplewho “like reading and writing” become English college majors only to find outit’s not what they thought it...

Why Trade School Is A Viable Option For Your Child

A mom on posted on Facebook this beautiful wood carved table that her high school son had crafted. She asked, “Should I be sending my son to college when he can make items like this?” Many commented that yes, he needs to go to college and get a business degree because someday he might...

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