Many adults think back to their college years as the best years of their life. For the first time, you have the freedom to study what interests you, manage your own schedule and lifestyle, and choose your social activities. This freedom can be exciting and promising. For some teenagers, this independence creates space to grow, learn, and mature, while others can’t quite figure things out and tend to make poor choices.
As a parent, you want your child to both succeed and enjoy the college experience.
How do you prepare your child for college? How do you know what skills your teenager will need to succeed?
If you want to ensure your child is ready for college and help him have a successful college experience, reach out to Dr. Geizhals today.
Is my child prepared for college?
College readiness boils down to independence. When you send your 18-year-old away to college, he or she will need to manage his own time and take care of his own needs and responsibilities, without your supervision and guidance. Whether it’s doing his own laundry, waking himself up in the morning, or making an appointment with a professor if he is struggling academically, your child will need to be prepared to take control of his own life.
To prepare your child for college, you should ensure that your child is sufficiently a self-starter by asking yourself the following questions:
- Does my child know how to handle money responsibly?
- Does my child know how to wake himself up in the morning and manage his own schedule?
- How does my child manage his time? Does he do his homework without being reminded, or do you find him playing video games all afternoon?
- Is he a good planner? Is he dependable or late with assignments?
- How are my child’s grades? Does he know how to get help if needed?
Dr. Geizhals can help prepare your child for college
Dr. Geizhals works with both you and your child to prepare your child for college. She will work with you to gain an awareness of your child’s independence level and to establish clear and consistent limits early on you can both comfortably live with.
She will help set up your child for success in the transition to living independently in college by working on critical thinking and decision-making skills, managing his own schedule, seeking help when needed, and staying on top of assigned responsibilities.
If you’re concerned about your child’s readiness for college life or are afraid your child is experiencing failure to launch, reach out to Dr. Geizhals today. Give her a call, or fill out the contact form and click Send.
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