There are ongoing debates about homework–how much is enough? “Does Homework Work?” We know the pressures on high school students are challenging.
With all the college decisions coming out in the next couple of days we really enjoyed reading Brennan Barnard’s article, A Letter to College Applicants” in Forbes. Brennan emphasizes the college admission experience as a journey and an opportunity to bond with your son or daughter.
Balancing the daily demands of college life is challenging to say the least but there is help out there for students. Colleges are investing in their mental health service offerings and students are taking notice. Some are even speaking out as a means of helping others
We need to let our kids advocate for themselves. We need to let them fail and get back up. We need to let them learn and grow on their own without our constant input and guidance. We need to listen more. We need to support them from afar. Julie-Lythcott-Haims, an author and former dean of freshman at Stanford, compared it to teaching your child to drive.
Courses and skills our students need to take and develop in order to be ready for the workforce.
There are great free resources and advice for college students and parents. Finding the right school is not easy for students but there is help out there to assist students with their college decisions. Read more about CollegePoint, an Initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
During the next month or so, students will hear back from schools as to whether they were accepted, waitlisted or unfortunately rejected. It is not an easy time for the students or their parents. Many students will be thrilled to have been accepted into their top choice.