After my recent video about college ADHD support programs, I got a lot of questions about HOW to know if a child is really READY for COLLEGE? Here I dive deep into the things you might consider.
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One thing I’ve also been watching/modeling is a safe practice of money management. As my son learns how to prepare for increased time on his own, no matter what he’s planning on doing, spending is one of my biggest concerns. It’s been easy for him to understand but super difficult to practice.
Moonlake Lee says
Thanks for this very practical and insightful video, Seth. Am going thru this situation at the moment. Would love to connect and see how we can share more of what you are doing with the people in Singapore and South East Asia.. Please email me. Thanks
Thanks for this video and for all the really great and helpful things you do. Been a follower and fan for years.
I totally agree with you that it is key for students to learn/practice approaching professors and visiting office hours as early as possible when questions/concerns arise.
Another task/skill I think is pertinent to mention is that of diligently checking (and fully processing) daily emails! Tons of (even neurotypical) college freshman miss soooo much VERY important information by not checking their university emails on at least a daily basis—class time/location changes, due date reminders, assignment or test details/clarifications, housing or campus events, drop/add classes dates reminders, financial deadlines, etc.
SO much important stuff isn’t delivered in any timely format other than the student’s email. Checking EMAILS diligently, each day, is key to being ready for college.
A hesitantly-stepping-back-from-overparenting Mom of a college sophomore 😉
I’ve been following you for a while now and think you’re amazing! My son is working with an EF coach (past few months) to become more independent with all of the things you mention here so that he’s “ready” for college next month. However, I don’t see any change in his behavior (i.e. still relying on us/me as his EF) so my question is whether it’s too soon to see changes or should I be more concerned that he’s really not ready and if so, what do we do about it at this point? Thanks in advance.
Penny Hernandez says
How do I find an EF coach for my highschooler? My son could really use the extra help.