Talking To Your Teen About College Tuition and What You Can Afford

Talking To Your Teen About College Tuition and What You Can Afford

With college costs soaring, discussing tuition with your teen has never been more critical. As parents, it's essential to approach this topic with transparency, empathy, and practical advice. Too many parents wait until after their teen is accepted into college to figure out finances or, worse, go into unnecessary debt. Let’s change that! Here’s how to have a productive and empowering conversation about college finances with your teen: 1. Start Early The earlier you begin discussing college...

Should You Go on a College Campus Tour Experience?

Should You Go on a College Campus Tour Experience?

Last week, on my birthday, I embarked on a campus tour adventure with my son, a high school junior. The excitement was palpable as we delved into this pivotal step of his college planning journey. Not only was it a special bonding opportunity, but it also provided invaluable insights into what lies ahead for my son's academic and personal growth. As we stepped onto the campus grounds, memories flooded back from my own days as a college tour guide. The scripted narratives and the eager...

Is Your Teen Clueless About Their Future? Here’s How to Spark Enthusiasm

Is Your Teen Clueless About Their Future? Here’s How to Spark Enthusiasm

How to Avoid the College Planning Scramble Did you know that when parents are asked about their aspirations for their teens when they reach adulthood, financial independence and career satisfaction rank among the highest? Roughly nine in ten parents say it’s extremely or very important and equally important that their teens have jobs or careers they enjoy. Also, parents worry their teen lacks direction for post-high school plans, and the college planning conversations lack direction. Is this...

How to Take Action Now for Your Teen’s Ideal Future: It’s Not Too Late

How to Take Action Now for Your Teen’s Ideal Future: It’s Not Too Late

Is your teen stressed about college applications? You're not alone! A study by The Princeton Review showed that 74% of parents feel anxious about their child's college admissions process. Between AP classes, dual enrollment, and those competitive acceptance rates, it's no wonder! But here's the good news: even if you feel behind, it's never too late to get started on a successful college planning journey. The number one question I hear from parents is, "Are we too late in post-high school...

A Strategic Guide to Avoiding the Common Pitfalls in College Admissions for Parents

A Strategic Guide to Avoiding the Common Pitfalls in College Admissions for Parents

Transitioning from high school to the next phase of education or career is pivotal for teens and their families. As parents, your role in guiding and supporting your teen through this process is crucial. However, avoiding common pitfalls that complicate post-high school planning is more straightforward with the right approach. This blog aims to shed light on these pitfalls and offer practical advice on how parents can help teens navigate this crucial time effectively. Common Pitfalls in...

From Overwhelm to Action: A Strategic Approach to College Selection

From Overwhelm to Action: A Strategic Approach to College Selection

Transitioning from high school to college marks a significant milestone for teens and their families. Amidst the excitement and anticipation, the journey is often accompanied by a sense of overwhelm. Both students and parents share this feeling as they navigate the complexities of college planning. Understanding these common concerns and taking proactive steps can make the process more manageable and less stressful for everyone involved. The overwhelming nature of college planning arises from...

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....