Importance of Preparing Your Teenager to Start College
May 25, 2017 3:28pm CST
Studies confirm that preparation can be the key element to a successful college experience for your teenager. The importance of preparing your teen for a smooth transition to college, cannot be stressed enough. The earlier parents begin the process, the better for your child. College entails greater responsibility to shoulder, increased choices to make coupled with added freedom to make the right decisions without parental supervision. It has been established by educators that a combination of all the above three happening together, could become overwhelming for your teen. When the time comes for your teenager to leave the cozy nest of your home, your child could experience mixed feelings---sadness at the prospect of leaving you and family interspersed with the excitement of life ahead at college. Your unwavering support could certainly be of crucial importance. Undoubtedly, it would be your responsibility as parents, teachers, guardians or even grandparents for that matter, to help your teen make an easy and smooth transition to college. Image: Courtesy of Pixabay
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• Melbourne, Florida
@Gabugs Sometimes we can prepare our children for things but it always doesn't work out. After 15 years that my son was out of college I found out that he was in a fight while away at school and was beat up and had some clothes stolen. They even took his winter coat and he was in cold country during the winter. It really upset me to find this out even after such a long time.
• United States
@ramapo17 I am so very sorry to what happened to your son. Indeed yes, there are some aggressive students who only know to bully people. For this reason, parents also need to teach their kids to stay firm, strong and stand up for what they believe in. Maybe he could have reported this matter to higher ups. Life is not always fair!