Trying to pick classes, to “fit in” and seriously thinking about life brings a whole new level of stress to students. Here are some great tips for parents and students to turn it into a springboard to a fantastic four years of high school.
Today’s parents are flooded with well-meaning advice, but it’s not always practical or easy to implement. Erin O’Malley, who is the Dean of Student Se…Read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
Building a successful college-going culture begins with early education and planning. You can help families in your schools by introducing middle & elementary school parents to planning for higher education expenses through savings and financial aid concepts while they still have time to plan. High School parents may not have as much time to plan but are still able to take advantage of the benefits of saving as well. Families also need to know that saving with MOST 529 is not just for 4 year colleges/universities, it can also be used at qualifying technical/trade schools – anywhere in the country. The MOST 529 plan can be opened with pocket change, contributions can be made any time, provides tax benefits and has a convenient gifting option with Ugift – allowing friends and family to contribute for birthdays/holidays.
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Would you like an inside scoop regarding college admissions? The New York Times has a great article with advice that College Admissions Officers give to their own kids.
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It is officially Spring! Seniors are checking their emails and mailboxes daily. They are waiting for a very special envelope. It’s the one that contains the acceptance letter from their first choice of colleges.
Is your house on pins & needles? Mine is! As a parent, I am in the seat right next to my child on the roller coaster of emotions. The waiting is almost unbearable! The fear of rejection and the uncertainty about what to do next is heart breaking. I hate the “what if” game!
About Parenting has some great information about how to help your child deal with the rejection, finding other options and what to do now if he/she is having second thoughts about their choice or post-secondary plan.