How to Help Your Teen Choose the Right College

For many parents, our dream is to see our child go off to college, in hopes it will lead them to a great career….and a successful life….

For many teens, that's a lot of pressure.

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"Picture From A Young Graduation Woman" 

by David Castillo Dominici

So, if you're wondering how to choose the right college for your teen, first know that it's not all your decision. If you think it is, beware. Kids can flunk out, a.k.a. 'sabotage college', from their first day.
College acceptance/attendance doesn't guarantee that you've succeeded in sending them off to college and they'll get a degree and live happily ever after; they actually have to like it, and want to go.

Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a Psychologist and family counselor in Kansas and has some advice (don't be turned off by his prefix- this doctor speaks simply and sensibly when it comes to parenting).


Looking for more help? Here are some more resources:

And the DREADED question for many parents :


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