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 … Continue reading A Career Decision That Turned into $80,000 in Debt
Last week, I talked about how it’s not the guidance counselor’s responsibility to fully prepare your child about their future. It’s the parent’s responsibility. You can click here to read the blog if you missed … Continue reading The Best Way To Work With The High School Guidance Counselor
A parent recently told me…… “I am facing retirement in less than two years. I wish I put my children’s hopes and dreams into perspective. College kids aren’t the only ones who take out education … Continue reading How to Avoid Putting Your Retirement On Hold
I am in a Facebook group for my local school district. Parents and teachers post items ranging from promoting school events to asking various questions. While most posts get a good number of comments and … Continue reading What To Do When Your Child Isn’t “College Material”
Our kids are in high school and we know we need to have them get serious and answer this question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As parents, it’s our responsibility … Continue reading Are the Highest Paying Jobs The Best Path to Success?
The number one challenge for parents with teenagers is paying for college. Let’s look at the numbers. $20,000 (average cost of college per year) x 4 = $80,000 That is if your child goes to … Continue reading The Secret to Saving Money When Paying for College
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 … Continue reading What To Do When Your Child Wants a Gap Year
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?” … Continue reading Why Trade School Is A Viable Option For Your Child
This is the last article in my series about what I learned about dual enrollment. If you haven’t seen my previous articles – 4 Things About Dual Enrollment and Is Dual Enrollment a Right Choice … Continue reading Dual Enrollment Could Impact Your Child’s Social Interactions
Last week’s blog introduced you to the concept of dual enrollment. This is where your child can take college courses while still in high school. I talked about the four things you need to … Continue reading Is Dual Enrollment Right For Your Child?