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Make Sure Your Child Is Ready For College: Steps To Take.

June 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Education, Weekly Columns

( Moving on from high school to college is a big step for kids to take. It can be a very stressful time, and they will need a lot of love and support to make sure the transition is stress-free. There is plenty that you can do to help out your young relatives during this stressful time. If you want some ideas of ways you can help your children, here are some tips from us.

Encourage Them To Save

College is very expensive these days. Your kids will need to have enough money for their tuition fees and accommodation. One of the best ways to prepare them for the high costs is to get them saving money from an early age. If you give them pocket money or an allowance, you should try to persuade them to save some of it in an high-interest bank account. This way, they can build up a nice little nest egg for college!

Persuade Them To Study

One thing is for sure. If they don’t get the grades they need, they won’t be going to college! So the need to spend plenty of time studying and preparing for their exams. Of course, they won’t feel that proactive about all this extra study. But if you explain to them that it is for their own good, then they will understand why they need to do this. Remind them that it isn’t forever. Their exams will be over before they realize it!

Speak To High School Teachers

Your children’s high school will have plenty of measures in place to ensure that their students get to where they want to be in life. Most of these will offer support to students. Many schools are now thinking about hiring a consultant for college admissions. This consultant can speak to students about their college choices and how they can improve their application. If your children’s school has such a consultant, get them to book an appointment with them.

Give Them A Break

I’m sure your kids are trying their best to get into their chosen college. And sometimes, they deserve a break! Make sure you’re not pushing them too hard. They should have a full free day at least once a week. Why not help them relax by taking them for a day out somewhere? Sometimes, we all need to recharge our batteries. When they return to their studies, they’ll feel ready and raring to go again!

Praise Them

Don’t forget to keep on praising your kids. At times, they may feel like they are putting in all this hard work for nothing. But your praise and kind words can help them keep focused on the end goal. Get them a present for when they get their amazing grades. Let them know there’s a reward in store – it could encourage them to work even harder!

Getting your children ready for college won’t be easy. But the rewards for your kids are certainly worth it. And you’ll feel so proud of them as well!

Staff Writer; Drew Love

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