Preparing Your Teens for College by Alex Chediak

Sending your teen off to college is a time of transition.  Parents can be filled with fear and concern over whether their teen is really ready to navigate the reality of college life.  In this book, Chediak covers the issues that can cause parents and teens the most concern:  dating, premarital sex, roommates, grades, career guidance, God, and much more.  With the price of college rising each year and statistics showing that 44 percent of students do not complete their degrees, can parents afford to risk sending their teens off to college without ensuring they are adequately equipped?

This book offers so much guidance to parents as they approach the time of separation.  Each chapter offers conversation starters to help parents discuss the topics they will confront head on in college.  Grades are only part of the equation and are not necessarily the best marker for success in college.  We need to train our teens to be future-oriented to look ahead, not just live in the moment.

I love the stories of teens that Chediak shares to demonstrate his views.  It makes the book become more real and alive.  It also made the the book more personal to me because I could identify with some of the stories.  Sometimes non-fiction books can be a little dry, and the stories kept this one from becoming too dry.

Everything about this book is applicable and usable for parents and teens.  If you are a parent trying to prepare your teen for college, this book is a must have, how-to guide.  In fact, I thought this book was so good that I am going to get Chediak’s book Thriving at College to read and share with teens in my life.  This book is a great resource tool!

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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