by TRACI MARANT In our busy world, we are all bombarded with social media, reality TV shows, and the latest and greatest electronic device or new gadget promising to make our lives faster and easier. It’s hard to carve out that little bit of time to spend with our children when we have errands to [...]
Welcome to 2013! The world has changed drastically in 20 years. With the rise in technology, the computer and smart phone age has brought ease and comfort to communication; but it has also brought about its own issues as well. Social websites, blogs, text messages and email make it easier for individuals to alienate one another with negativity, bullying has taken a different form from what We knew as children. Now, more than ever, parents and community members need to come together and support one another, and educate our younger generation.
As many of us know, when it comes to essay writing, students tend to shy away from completing their admissions and scholarship applications because of one or two short essays. Little do they know, this process can be simple and take little time and effort to complete. Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fast Web and FinAid, writes in his Secrets to Winning a Scholarship “If you have trouble writing essays, try talking out loud. Record yourself as you talk and transcribe the recording. It is also a good way of avoiding writer’s block.”
Does your child put off starting a paper or assignment until the last minute? Do you often find him (or her) up late, slaving away to finish an assignment the night before it’s due? You may feel helpless watching your child endure the pangs of looming deadlines. Unfortunately, there is no easy solution. You can’t do the work for him, but your support, encouragement and understanding is important. There are steps you can start now to guide him towards success and ease some of your anxiety.
Help is here for students and parents who are seeking to find the answers to all of those hard-to-answer questions: Where should I go to college? When should I apply? How are we going to afford this?
Back-to-school means more than clothes and school supplies. It is also the time to prepare your child for the year ahead. How can parents ensure that their child is starting off the school year with the proper study skills? And where do children go for help if they need it during the school day? Planning ahead will help everyone feel more relaxed and in contro
All too often, students come to my office with a set plan, or fixed path for their future.
For those applications to colleges, scholarships or a job, your child may need help in writing the perfect résumé.
Applying to college may seem overwhelming to you and your child but, with these tips, you can provide reassurance, even if you’ve never applied to college yourself.
The time has arrived for seniors to make decisions for their collegial future and begin to complete their college applications.