How to prepare your child for college?
After prepare academically for 12 years educated in reading, writing and learning from various chairs comes the moment of the university, the experiences of new challenges and experiences in a new stage of life.
The time to get to the university is a big step that will define the personality and emotional development of the children, being able to achieve goals and the more effort and energy the young person devotes to learning, the greater the probability that they will stand out in a certain future.
Motivation to go to university
There are several things that will allow us to help our children with the change from school to university and these are summarized in:
Positive attitude: give them confidence and security to start a new stage without looking back maintaining an extraordinarily positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Practical help: despite their age we must support them in terms of organization, ensure the necessary documentation, paperwork and a possible new residence depending on the distance of the university.
Budget: Maybe this is the first time that they will have to take responsibility for their expenses, teaching them how to adjust to the budget, whether or not they depend on parents or outside help.
If they learn this from the beginning, they will acquire a skill that will last them a lifetime.
Self-discipline: with the emotion generated by the novelty of the new life as a pre-adult, there is a risk that academic commitments may be left aside, so we must teach them to distribute their time for studies. and pleasure by providing them freedom which they enjoy when they are in the new student world.
Emotional help: usually children become impatient to start college but often it is a simple facade that makes them fickle, lack of confidence and insecurity and we must reaffirm their qualities and potential they have by reminding them of the good they are for what they have chosen academically and be professionals.
Career choice: you have to let them choose what they want to study since that allows them to motivate themselves and reach the proposed goal.
Happiness and enthusiasm to study at the university
Let them be happy with what they like without impositions without being precise the time of study for them, whether they are 3, 4 or 5 years since it will allow them get good job opportunities and teach them to be determined for better development and professional and personal performance.
It is convenient to remind our children that there will be very difficult moments in the first weeks of adaptation that will make them feel sad, incapable and insecure but that is something normal and help them reaffirm their abilities, abilities and skills for what they are made and that after the high tide comes the low.
It is important to maintain telephone contact or via email to always be there encouraging them and mentioning that they are the first steps to be an independent adult without overwhelming them with negative things, on the contrary, we must be their unconditional support by raising self-esteemto inciting them to look for solutions resorting to their professors, companions and suggested books.