Do you ever wonder if you are really preparing your child for college? Do you ever wonder if there is something that you are missing? Some people think that high school preparation is plenty, and they may be right. Yet, I believe that starting in Junior with some college preparation is worth it. Everyone goes to high school, so when you get there you may as well make it count toward college.
Even in eighth grade, I encourage my children to think about what they want to do in the future. I tell them to look at their lives, what they like to do, what they are passionate about and where their interests lie. They should examine their lives to determine where their strengths lie and what they would be suitable doing. They can make plans and a schedule to help them organize what they need to do over the next four years.
Just thinking about the future at this time, will help them to get on the right track.