Top tips for preparing your child for college

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Top tips for preparing your child for college

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A great way to help your kids transition into college life is to start, when they are a Junior in High School, letting them take on responsibilities that might seem easier for you to do. Like, if they need a haircut, let them make the appointment. Let them get themselves to the hair cutting place. If they get a parking ticket, let them go through the process of paying the ticket. Let them start to do the things that adults need to do to operate in the world. When it's time to apply for college, make sure they are a big part of that process. Make sure that they are a part of getting their transcripts, where they need to go, following up, making phone calls. Not just filling out the application, but really get them used to talking with adults about what needs to be done next. By the time they are ready to go to college, they will have the skillset. Of course, you will always be there and available to them, but these are the things that kids don't get about navigating in the world because we've been doing it for them all this time.

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Jamee Tenzer, PCC

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In 2002, Jamee Tenzer founded CMQ Coaching, a private practice with a focus on working mothers and female executives. She works with her clients to integrate their professional and personal lives in order to make their vision real in the workplace without giving up the experience they want at home.  She is also a trainer, mentor, author and small business coach. Her writing has been published in magazines, she is a contributor to numerous websites, writes a monthly newsletter “Coach Me Quick!” and manages “Executive Moms” on LinkedIn. In 2006, she co-authored, 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life, and in April of 2012 she published her first Coach Me Quick!; Balance Your Work and Family Life with Less Stress and More Fun.

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