Some students don’t want to go to college right after they graduate high school, and many parents worry that this could ruin their future. Our resident mom blogger, Katie Bingham-Smith, explains why delaying college isn’t necessarily a bad thing and why she’s supporting her son’s decision to hold off on college and pursue other options first.
How To Avoid Transferring Colleges: A Parent’s Perspective
Enrolling in the wrong college can be a disappointing and costly mistake for your student. Our resident mom blogger shares some real life stories about students who had to transfer after enrolling in college and the best way to avoid this unfortunate outcome.
Why Having a Dream School May Be Bad for Your Teen
Teens frequently get their heart set on attending a particular college as their first choice. But having a “dream school” can end up being a nightmare if they don’t get accepted. Our resident mom blogger shares some advice on how to help your teen avoid the dream school problem. And she’s got stories from other parents and students to show that it’s not such a disaster if you don’t get into your preferred college.
Why I Want My Daughter to Skip the SAT and ACT
Many colleges have made the SAT and ACT tests optional for admissions. Our resident mom blogger explains why this is a positive development for many students and why she’s encouraging her daughter to bypass college entrance exams.
Peer Pressure on Our Kids’ College Decisions: Deciding Whether to Go and Where
Our kids are often influenced by their peers. But when it comes to deciding whether to go to college and which school to choose, a bit of peer pressure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our mom blogger explains how it’s been working with two of her kids.
My Daughter is a Freshman or Sophomore: What Can I Do To Start Planning for College?
When and how should you start planning for college if you have a high school freshman or sophomore at home? Our resident mom blogger offers up some quick tips and ideas now that her daughter is a freshman.