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Parents are often frustrated with their student’s efforts to prepare for college, but it turns out that students are often frustrated that their parents are not more involved in their education.
Parents want their student to prepare for life after high school, although they don’t know how to help them, and students are reluctant to admit they any need guidance at all.
Parenting Tips for College Prep
Family Plans for College Prep
Families will sit down to plan everything from a family to vacation to what they’re having for dinner that night, but sometimes delay important topics like college until it’s too late. They wait until their student is a junior in high school and then find they’re scrambling to research colleges, put money away and build an impressive college application.
By then, it’s too late.
Families who start early, when their student is in 8th or 9th grade, fare much better. Students become more motivated to work toward their education because they have clear-cut goals. They understand the importance of what they’re doing in their early years of high school. They’re not just taking a few necessary classes, they’re working on a plan to ensure a better future for themselves.
Which, of course, is what every parent wants for their child. By working together on a common goal, some of that frustration could disappear.
For more on planning early, watch our video, College Dreams Today, and get started on your student’s college prep immediately.
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