The year 2020 has seen an unprecedented amount of challenges thrown at parents and their dependents. Jobs have either been lost or gone remote by the millions. Quarantines have kept adults and children alike cooped up indoors for months on end. Social distancing has made it difficult to do anything out of the house when you have a kid in tow.
College is an important step in your child’s life. They join over 18 million young adults who have entered as freshmen or are finishing up their lives in secondary education. It can be both scary and thrilling to begin a new chapter in their life. It’s the same for you. While you’re sad your child is leaving you’re also happy they can fulfill their dream. Unfortunately, the only way to make them feel comfortable in their new environment is to sometimes move their entire room with them to the dorm or apartment. This can be a stressful situation for you and your student. However, there are ways to ease the panic long before moving day. Here are some ways to simplify the relocation of your child for college.
It is not unusual to worry about paying for the college costs of your child. If you have more than one, the pressure can be even greater. Fortunately, there are ways to navigate the process without cashing out your retirement while allowing your children to enjoy the college experience. With multiple children, it can be hard to determine what is fair and what is not when helping to pay for college. Making sure that you provide the documentation, such as tax forms, needed for your child to complete the FAFSA is the single most important thing you can do to help them with college expenses.
As summer vacation dwindles to a close, you may be wondering how your college classroom might look this coming semester. Each semester presents different obstacles for college professors, sometimes throwing in an unexpected change to the way you need to present your lessons to your classes. If you’ve never had a hearing-impaired student in one of your classes, learning how to accommodate their learning needs might be difficult. You’ll need to reassess how you present your material, contact, and hire an interpreter and rethink how group work can be done.
Whether you’re homeschooling or supplementing your child’s formal education, you’ll know that GCSE preparations are a very big deal. Luckily, there are many ways to help and support your child. Or, if you’re the GCSE student, many ways to learn on your own. Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash Increasingly, parents and students are turning to online GCSE […]
Making sure your kids get what they need for their exams. Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Parents only want the best for their children in every aspect, which is why parents strive hard to get their children into the best schools. All they want is to equip their children with the necessary knowledge and discipline […]
Why I regretted getting high marks at college? Image by PourquoiPas from Pixabay Since I was 13, I always wanted to prove that I was smart because someone had told me they thought I was of ‘average intelligence’. Although they didn’t mean this as an insult, I took it to be such and it drove […]