When it is time for your teenager to go to college, please as a parent, it is very bad and horrible if you just shove them into a college they wouldn’t like. In my family when it is time for us the kids to go to a school or a college, us the kids and my parents visit the schools and then they let me choose among them all which I would like to attend. Both my High Schools and Colleges were selected by me and my parents. But I had the upper hand in the decision. You need to give these teens the freedom to help them make the final choice. All you can do is be a lovely guide.
The decision at the end of the day is up to the teen. So tread carefully. For high school students that get admitted to different colleges, thinking about which of them to attend isn’t so easy. It always requires deliberation and serious research. Because of the pandemic, your kids have a little more time to decide on which college they can attend. This article would just show us some ways and guides we can use to help teens select where they would like to college.
Ways to Help Teens Select a College
Make sure you never put pressure on your teen to select a particular school
Think about it this way, forget that yeah this is college and your teen needs to go to a great college, but what happens if you pressurize this poor teen into going to the wrong college and out of how she’s so mad at you for throwing her into a college she doesn’t like, she decides to fail so she can get into the college she wants. Is that what you and your spouse would like. So please, make sure you don’t force or put too much pressure into making your teen go to a college she doesn’t want to. That is not going to help her in any way. Trust me.
Help with Making these Choices
Before your teen finishes any school or academic institution and she’s ready for the next, please make sure that you show them different places where they could go to and have college. As you’re doing this, don’t tell them this college has these advantages and these college doesn’t have this. No. Please don’t do that. Your job is simply to show them the available ones. Then make sure you attend to their questions. That’s all you are meant and supposed to do. Nothing more than that. If you do anything more you would be imposing in the personal right your child has to select the school they would like to do their college. It is that simple.
Let them School with Friends
At times best friends from high school already have a particular college they would like to go to. Please let them go to that college and have lots of fun.