Research + News | Topic: College Readiness

What I Did Right – And Wrong – In My Son’s First Month At College

Kara Powell shares some of her parenting errors to help parents avoid 3 mistakes she made during her son’s first month in college. Read her blog post here.

Farewell, Valedictorian?

Should high school students be competing for the highest grades? Read the article here.

8 Questions To Ask Your High School Senior This Fall

This might be the first time you’ve raised these conversation topics with your child or stepchild, and that’s okay. The last year of high school is a natural opportunity to restart and revise your communication rhythms. Read the blog post from Fuller Youth Institute here.

The One Question You Never Want To Hear From Students

Tim Elmore blogs about teh college admissions scandal and questions we get from our kids. Read the blog post here.

Tell Me More: 8 Conversations To Start (And Continue) With Your College Freshman

Fuller Youth Institute overs some helpful conversations to have with those who have just begun college. Read the article here.

Stressed Teens Fret Over How Much To Relax During The Summer

For many teenagers, summer break has become a multiple-choice pressure cooker, when they must decide whether to: (a) rest and recharge, (b) work and make money, or (c) rack up activities that stand out on college applications. Read the article here.

‘Failure To Launch’: Poll Finds Many Older Teens Still Too Reliant On Parents

Most parents think they are doing enough to prepare their teens for adulthood, but they’re wincing a bit as the time comes for their young to leave the nest. Read the article here.

SAT To Score Students’ ‘Disadvantages’ To Try To Even The Playing Field

The College Board has been testing a tool that could give the millions of students who take the SATs every year a score measuring their economic hardships and other disadvantages. Read the article here.

7 Underrated But Essential Life Skills To Teach Teens Before They Go To College

Schools will teach your teen about important subjects such as math and science, but there’s another school parents and teachers may forget in their quest to encourage exam success: the school of life. Read the article here.

Recovering From The Disconnect With Your Teens

We need to talk seriously about the disconnect between parents and teenagers before kids hit college campuses. Read the article here.