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07/10/2017

Don't Postpone Discussing College with Your Child

Going to college is a subject that every parent should discuss with their child. The problem is that many assume this is an academic topic that schools should handle. Don't wait until high school to bring up the subject at home. Instead, talk with your child about their options and possibilities at a younger age and prepare your child for higher academic goals. The following information provides you with a basic guide on how to get started introducing the subject of college at home.

Start Talking About College at a Young Age

Adapt the information to your child's age. College is a big subject, but based on your child's age, you may want to ease into the subject in a more subtle way. Introduce your child to the notion of college at a very young age. Even very young children can start to understand the concept of college through everyday situations.

Discuss Why College Is Important

Point out the fact that college is important in different situations. For example, when your child go to the doctor's office let them know that all the people there studied to be able to help the patients in the best way possible. Let them know that college is where students learn to become what they want to be when they grow up. Explain that healthcare professionals need to make sure that they can provide children and families with just the right thing to stay healthy and that in order to do this they first had to attend college.

Motivate Your Child to Attend College

Once your child is older, you can start to introduce college in a more specific manner and as an experience instead of just another school. It is ok to mention the importance of college in order to get a good paying job or to do better in life, but don't base your argument strictly on this. Instead, motivate your child to view college as a different academic experience where they get to enjoy learning whatever it is that they really want to focus on. Encourage them to do sports in high school and other extracurricular activities and let them know that they can continue to enhance this experience in college in a more vivid environment. Always address your child's doubts, fears, and questions regarding college and join them in talking to their school counselor about taking the right steps to make college happen.

ACT/SAT Tutoring in Stone Mountain GA

At The Tutoring Center, Stone Mountain GA, students receive one-on-one help with highly qualified tutors that care about making college happen for your child. They also provide the best ACT and SAT prep programs to get your child the scores they need to get into the college of their choice. Provide your child with the best tutoring today by dialing (470) 282-5181 and scheduling a free consultation.

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