How Do I Know If My Child Is College Ready?
If your child is in their senior high school year or approaching it, then thoughts of college will be weighing heavily on your mind. While senior year is an exciting time, it will go by in the blink of an eye and before you know it, they will be walking across that...
Help Your Kids Pick a Major for Job Market Success
As a parent, you want your child to grow up to have a successful future, to be happy in their chosen career and be financially stable. So when it comes to their high school junior and senior year and they're starting to make their first real-life decisions for...
How Grandparents can Help Parents and Their Prospective College Students without Getting in the Way
The eldest of our five grand-kids, Kasey (yes, named after Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat" ) is now 11 years old and has for years proclaimed her intention to go to college—not just any college, but Stanford University. Admission requirements and affordability...
Three Mistakes Parents Make When Counseling their College Athlete about Career and Education
The athletic department at Michigan State University invited me to participate in their orientation for parents of incoming freshman athletes. These parents were no ordinary group. With this presentation, I got as much as I gave—and then some. It was comforting to be again reassured that PARENTS GET IT.
Career Success for College-Bound Kids in Albion, Michigan & Elsewhere
I am this week returning to Albion to help put in place an outreach to parents and their college-bound students so that upon graduation they are positioned to use their degree for career success.