60 Practical Tips

for Using the High School Years to Prepare Your Student for College Success

Don’t wait for college to begin and then cross your fingers. Start now to prepare your student for the success they deserve.

College Parent Central has an e-book for high school parents.

Being a parent isn’t easy. From our children’s infancy, through toddlerhood, middle childhood, the teenage years and on to adulthood, we find our way as we go – and we need plenty of help.

60 Practical Tips for Using the High School Years to Prepare Your Student for College Success is an e-book written to provide just a little bit of the help that you need as you enter your college parenting phase.

As a parent, it is natural for you to want your student to have a successful college career. You may already be visualizing that college commencement ceremony. Having the dream and the vision for your student is important – it may be what keeps you going through all of those tuition payments!

College success doesn’t just happen. It takes work and preparation. And success doesn’t depend on knowing one big secret thing. It relies on a host of factors.

Is there anything that you can do, while your student is still in high school, to help move them toward the success that you hope for?

The answer is yes! 

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Both parents and students can, and must, take control of the college preparation process.

This guide is not about getting in to college. It is not about the admission process. This guide is about how to work now to help your student succeed once they get to college. Getting in is only the beginning.

Sample tip from 60 Practical Tips –

Encourage your student to take math in senior year. Many students complete their required math courses by junior year of high school and are pleased not to “have to take math” during their final year.  However, this means that your student may forget much of what they know before they take college placement exams.  Encourage your student to continue with a math class in senior year in order to keep skills sharp.

Where do you begin? If you’ve decided that you want to help prepare your student for college, the task can seem overwhelming.

60 Practical Tips for Using the High School Years to Prepare Your Student for College Success is an e-book intended to prompt conversations with your student. It will give both you and your student a jumping off point.

Tips are arranged by topic, in chapters, to help you approach suggestions in an organized fashion if you choose.

This is a guide, not a prescribed program. Use it to put together your own plan for addressing these topics.

Sample tip from 60 Practical Tips –

Help your student think about how they will find balance in their life. This is a life skill with which many of us struggle.  How do you try to find balance between work, social life, health and maybe even some sleep?  As your student goes through senior year, this may be an ideal time to talk about how difficult it is to keep this balance – especially when more of your time is under your own control. 

Check out the Table of Contents below to see what’s covered.

Table of Contents

Introduction

How to use this guide

Chapter 1 – High School Curriculum and Academics

Chapter 2 – Preparing Emotionally

Chapter 3 – Financial Knowledge

Chapter 4 – Managing Life

Chapter 5 – Looking Ahead to Next Steps

Chapter 6 – Two Final Questions

References

About the author

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Sample tip from 60 Practical Tips –

Help your student work out a system for keeping their financial information organized. What should they keep?  Receipts? Bills? Tax information? Where will they keep it? How will they keep it all organized?  Why is it important?

 

 

Open the door and get the conversations started!

 

60 Practical Tips for Using the High School Years to Prepare Your Student for College Success is $3.99 and is now available only from College Parent Central.

 


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