The Teen Years and Beyond

...Parenting Adolescents and Planning for College

Our seminars will help you develop the parenting style that best meets your teen's needs, and provide you with a wealth of information and practical suggestions to navigate through these exciting but challenging life experiences.

Successful Scholarship Strategies (Webinar)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presenter: Stacey MacPhetres; M.A., Director, College Finance, College Coach

A basic web search for the word “scholarship” yields nearly 200 million results.  Many parents — particularly those with minimal to no need-based aid eligibility — are counting on scholarships to reduce their children’s college costs. But with so many options, most families don’t know how to efficiently find scholarships their child has a greater likelihood of receiving.  
This program will streamline the scholarship search process, teaching you how to:
  • Understand the difference between college-based and privately funded scholarships
  • Strategically develop a college list to maximize college-based scholarship funding 
  • Identify the best sources of outside scholarships and avoid scams
  • Organize the scholarship application process
  • Fit scholarships into an overall college finance plan

Parenting in the Digital Age (Webinar)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Discover how digital technology and social media support and challenge parents today. In this webinar, participants will: 

  • Receive an overview of digital media, including how children and young people are using it
  • Review current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for children (0 - 2, 2 - teens)
  • Learn practical tips for talking to young children and adolescents about their use and your limits of technology and social media
  • Create a strategy for monitoring and setting expectations and boundaries for every member of the family's online and social media use