Do you have a teen in high school who’s just beginning to think about and make plans for the future? There are a lot of factors to consider. Their talents, interests, and God’s direction all play a part. Do they have goals or sense of purpose? Will they strike out into the workforce or go to college?
It’s an exciting time. But so many changes looming on the horizon can be scary as well. And most teenagers will need their parents’ guidance to help them sort through their options.
For many emerging adults, college is a common choice (although not the only option, of course). Fortunately, parents can invest in their child’s life in practical ways throughout the high school years to prepare them for their college experience.
Here’s just one way:
Put them to work!
Schoolwork – even household chores – can help kids learn how to take responsibility for a series of tasks and see each one through to completion. Reading, writing, and arithmetic may seem insignificant, but even mundane tasks can help a teenager develop the maturity they’ll need as adults to prioritize what needs to be done. And that’s a skill they’ll lean on their entire life.
So if you’re a parent with a child on the doorstep of college, join us today for the first program in our two-day broadcast, “Preparing Teens for the College Years,” with our guest, college professor and author Alex Chediak. We’ll discuss practical ideas to help insure your child’s preparation for college doesn’t begin on the first day of class.