For parents

Empowering Parents: Problem-Solving, Planning, and Research (Start Early)

Description: This area provides parents with essential skills to break down problems, create actionable plans, conduct research, and seek help when needed. It's designed to build confidence and competence in supporting their children's transition from high school to college or a career. Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify and break down complex problems into manageable tasks.
  • Understand how to create step-by-step plans to achieve goals.
  • Develop basic research skills to find reliable information and resources.
  • Recognize when and how to seek professional or community assistance. Goals:
  • Build confidence in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Develop practical planning and research skills that can be applied to various areas of life.
  • Foster a proactive approach to seeking help and utilizing available resources.

Academic and Personal Development

  1. Academic Performance Expectations
    • Understand the importance of academic performance and how to set achievable goals. Review your child's current academic standing and create a plan for improvement.
  2. Extracurricular Activities
    • Explore the significance of extracurricular activities in personal development and college admissions. Identify suitable activities and encourage participation.
  3. Volunteer and Community Service
    • Learn how to identify and join existing community service projects. Understand the value of volunteering and how it contributes to personal growth and community well-being.

College Preparation and Application

  1. Recommendation Letters
    • Understand the importance of recommendation letters and the types of people they should come from. Learn what recommendations are looking for and how to request them.
  2. College Essays
    • Gain insights into what college essays seek to convey. Learn how to assist in crafting compelling essays that reflect your child's personality and aspirations.
  3. Application Submission
    • Navigate the college application process, including understanding deadlines, requirements, and how to organize and submit all necessary documents.

Financial, Career, and Emotional Support

  1. Financial Planning and Scholarships
    • Learn about financial planning for college, including understanding tuition costs, exploring scholarship opportunities, and creating a budget.
  2. Career Exploration and Planning
    • Assist your child in exploring various career paths, understanding the required education, and planning the steps to achieve career goals.
  3. Mental and Emotional Well-being
    • Recognize the importance of mental and emotional well-being. Learn strategies to support your child's mental health during this transitional phase.
  4. Building a Supportive Environment
    • Understand how to create a supportive home environment that encourages academic success, personal growth, and a positive attitude towards education.