Empowering Your Teen’s Future: Navigating Career and Educational Paths with Confidence

Empowering Your Teen’s Future: Navigating Career and Educational Paths with Confidence

As teens stand at the crossroads of adulthood, many career and educational options can be exciting and overwhelming. Parents turn to me as a beacon of guidance during this crucial time, where the decisions made now shape the trajectory of a teen's future success. Expert Guidance: Unlocking Opportunities With over two decades of corporate expertise, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Utilizing cutting-edge assessment technology, I've coached, hired, developed, and retained employees in...

Beyond Graduation: How Smart Goals Turn Ambitions Into Achievements for Your Teen’s Future

Beyond Graduation: How Smart Goals Turn Ambitions Into Achievements for Your Teen’s Future

Embarking on the road to life after high school is a transformative journey, and at the core of this expedition lies the power of SMART goals. These goals act as a beacon, providing students with a clear roadmap to navigate the complexities ahead, empowering them to make informed decisions and take actionable steps toward their future. Here's a guide for parents and students on harnessing the potency of the SMART framework for effective post-high school goal-setting. Understanding SMART Goals...

Are Navigating the High School Years with Your Teen Causing You Angst?

Are Navigating the High School Years with Your Teen Causing You Angst?

Navigating high school is a crucial phase for teens, and as parents, your guidance plays a pivotal role. Here, we present straightforward strategies to help your teen explore career options effectively: Self-Discovery  Encourage your teen to understand their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and values using tools like personality tests or simple conversations. Expand Horizons Expose your teen to various careers through discussions, documentaries, and articles to make informed decisions....

A New Chapter: Embracing Your Teen’s Unique Post-Graduation Journey

A New Chapter: Embracing Your Teen’s Unique Post-Graduation Journey

As parents, the high school graduation of our teens marks a milestone filled with pride, excitement, and a touch of apprehension. This pivotal moment propels our adolescents from the structured realm of education into the vast possibilities of adulthood, where they eagerly forge their unique paths. Yet, this transition can stir tension when our expectations diverge from their aspirations. Here's a guide to managing these expectations and supporting your teen through this crucial phase....

A Parent’s Guide to High School Academic Advisement for Your Teen

A Parent’s Guide to High School Academic Advisement for Your Teen

Recently, my teen's school counseling department offered invaluable advisement sessions. These one-on-one meetings with counselors are key checkpoints in our teens' complex high school journey, setting the stage for the second half of the year. As parents, preparing and supporting our teens is pivotal for their educational and personal growth. Here's how you can help your teen maximize these opportunities: 1. Understand the Counselor's Role: Beyond class scheduling, counselors are resources...

Harvesting Dreams: Stress-Free Career Conversations with High Schoolers

Harvesting Dreams: Stress-Free Career Conversations with High Schoolers

Thanksgiving is a cherished time for family gatherings and gratitude. It also presents a unique opportunity for high school parents to have meaningful discussions about their teen's future, particularly regarding career choices. While these conversations hold immense potential for guidance and mutual understanding, they can sometimes become sources of stress and tension. In this blog post, we'll explore effective strategies for transforming these discussions into productive and harmonious...

Why People Hire Me

Why People Hire Me

As a parent, you know that helping your teen plan their path after high school can be overwhelming and complex. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than one-third of college students change their majors, leading to additional time and cost. Moreover, a lack of guidance in high school toward the student's passions and interests can result in additional general education courses. The anxiety of making the right decision for your teen’s future can be daunting. ...

The Cost of Finding the Right School

The Cost of Finding the Right School

WhooHoo! Your teen has decided to go to college, and you’re excited!  You’ve made plans to take a half-day off on Friday, and you and your teen will spend two nights in the college town.  There’s an informal get-together Friday evening where you can meet other potential students and parents.  Saturday morning is a campus tour followed by a home football game in the afternoon.  Sunday morning is a brunch when they’ll help you complete the college application.  The weekend...

How Can a 17-Year-Old Possibly Know Which Career They Want?

How Can a 17-Year-Old Possibly Know Which Career They Want?

I recently met a mom whose son is starting his first year in college. I congratulated her on his accomplishments. Then I asked out of curiosity, “What’s he majoring in?”  She replied, “Oh, we don’t know. Plus, how can a 17-year-old know what career they want?”  Actually, it is very much possible for them to know, and I have the answer. Many teens don’t know what to study in college. It’s been that way for a long time. Some of us got lucky when we were teens and stumbled upon our...