How Parents Can Help their Child Prepare for College
As parents our children often look to us for guidance and direction. From the time that they can speak, they view us as all-knowing, all-seeing experts and this doesn’t even stop when they get in high school.
Although they have grown up a bit and are now beginning to exert their independence, there are going to be times when they are going to want and need our help. This especially becomes true when they begin to plan and prepare for college.
However, as parents, though we are wise and know lots of things this is one of the areas, I am sorry to say, where our knowledge often falls short. But, lucky for us we don’t have to go it alone, there are several books and websites available to help educate us on the college preparation process.
A couple of books I recommend are:
Articles for Parenting on College Planning:
When it comes to websites, there are so many it can be confusing. However, listed below are links to a few articles that have been created especially with parents in mind:
Please note that neither the book list nor the list of websites is meant to be an exhaustive list and there may be many other great websites that I am just not familiar with. If you know of any please feel free to reply to this post with your lists.