All parents want the best for their children. Of course, the definition of what is best will change from family to family.
For many families, preparing their children for college is on the list of what is best. If you are in this category, you might be wondering “when do I start preparing my child for college?”
The answer is now. But the how may not be what you think. For children in K-8, college prep may not look like college prep. You do not need to be searching or touring universities. You should not be in SAT prep courses. These moves will bore or cause undue stress on your child.
But there are plenty of things you can do that will only benefit them, even if they decide college is not for them.
Teach Them to Take Responsibility
All students will receive a grade they do not like. And many students will give reasons beyond their control that that grade happened to them. Teaching kids of all ages that they are in control builds confidence and problem-solving skills.
When your child received a grade they do not like, ask these questions