We have observed hundreds of parents with students in Middle School and High School preparing for college. In short, do you know what is missing? Fun. Yes, a three letter emotionally filled word. Fun. The frustration with college planning seems to have taken much of the enjoyment out of these important years in our lives; it is like so many parents have lost all sense of excitement when it comes to planning for college.
One of the deeper roots of this is lack of understanding how the complex college system works and Continue reading
One of the most important activities a parent can do for a child with regards to college preparation is cultivate a love for reading. Research has shown that in the very early childhood years – even before the child is in Kindergarten – reading to a child has huge positive impact on acquiring language skills. Vocabulary expands; curiosity and memory are promoted. One organization that has compiled insightful information on this topic is the “Reach Out and Read Nation Center” in Boston MA.
We all would love to see our child curled up this winter with a good book as opposed toContinue reading