Parents: Talk to kids about college

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Incorporate college discussions into everyday life. Going to college should be considered a typical milestone in a kid’s life and the more it’s incorporated into everyday family discussions, the more your child will know the importance of it.

The family is the single biggest influence during the younger years so talk to your kids about college early. Children look up to their parents as role models — seeking support & guidance from them. So it’s important to stress the benefits of going to college, while they are still listening. The advantage of starting the “college talk” at a young age is that by the time they’re old enough to start thinking about colleges, it’s an expectation rather than merely an option.

Students who are encouraged to go to college are more likely to do it. Some students aren’t as pushed about the idea of attending college as others may be. As parents, it’s important to inform kids about the exciting and memorable college experiences to come. By reinforcing the positive aspects of college and the many developmental and career benefits that come from it, you can really encourage your child to stay motivated and pursue a college education.

We offer presentations to help students start dreaming early in high school. Students may not be aware of the many opportunities available to those who attend college. During our college admissions presentations we strive to encourage students to visit campuses & start dreaming about what their college experience might look like. Once they start imagining themselves there, they are often motivated to work harder in school.

We provide educational materials through our consultations, newsletter, blogs & articles. We have the resources you need to help your student get started on the right path. Through our consultations, we can discuss various methods for encouraging your kid to start thinking about their college goals and where they want to attend. College is a big opportunity and that’s our message!

Call us at (818) 207-0263 to learn how you can get your child excited and prepared for college.