A Simple Way to Help Your Teen’s Future

I was chatting with a mom whose teen attended my College and Career Action Planning workshop. We were discussing the careers her teen chose, which were Architect and Graphic Designer. Both of these careers matched her interests. Plus, the job outlook and salaries were in line with what she wanted. The mom wanted to...

Why Teens Must Determine Their Future

In one of my recent posts, I shared how we help teens identify careers that they will love. This will help them find the right college for them. Someone commented, “I think we need to stop pressuring kids to pick a path at 18. Take general courses, then find your passion. I was 40...

Four Questions to Ask Your Teen About Their Future

Your teen’s high school days seem to be flying by and like me, you are wondering when they will decide their plans after high school. What will they major in? It can be hard to choose a major if your teen has no idea what career they seem themselves in down the road. Yet,...

How to Get Your Child To The Next Step

Kyle, like many students, changed majors in college. He started off in Political Science but realized there wasn’t much of a career path for him. He changed his major to Education, but this was more time consuming than he preferred. He then landed in Public Relations, which he still does and enjoys. However, Kyle...

Tips for Your Teenagers Job Hunt

Do you remember your first job? Mine what working in the cafeteria at a retirement/assisted living community. I can’t even remember how I heard about that job. My biggest memories from it are wearing the hairnet and how cold it was in the freezer. For many parents, their teenager may be getting ready to...

A Career Decision That Turned into $80,000 in Debt

A parent shared with me that her first child, John, always wanted to be an anesthesiologist. Ever since he was in middle school, John was sure that was the career he wanted. The parents felt confident about his choice because that was what he wanted to do for so many years. So, their son...

From Undeclared to Decided

So your college freshman is about to head out on their own but there is just one question that still doesn’t have an answer: what will they be majoring in? You hear their friends talk about majoring in things like business, music, chemistry, communications and so on. But your child has decided to go...

Summer Before College Prep

The summer before your teen goes to college can be a confusing time for everyone. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to make sure your college freshman is going off to the school of their dreams with ease. But, sometimes it’s hard to make a checklist of things to research...

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