Parents, Are We Preparing Our Kids for College Properly?

Going from high school to college brings extreme changes; more responsibility, more freedom, more burdens. To set your children up for success, it remains important to prep them for this transition. While still in high school, parents should let their children solve their own problems, encouraging decision making skills. They should also allow for more financial freedom, whether by helping them get a summer job, opening a bank account, or providing an allowance. Giving them physical freedom will also help them make safe decisions in the future. Last, teach them how to cook, and introduce them to basic care maintenance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Let them stand on their own feet socially, academically, and professionally.
  • Teach them life skills such as money management, auto care, and cooking.
  • Reasonable freedom in high school leads to stronger adults in college and after.

“You want to cover the major things he or she needs to know about being out on their own, but you also don’t want to forget about the smaller things that they need to be aware of.”

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