Preparing Your Teens for College is about getting teens ready to leave the home and enter the adult world with the faith, character and maturity to be successful. It’s about training them not just for college but for the totality of their lives.
You don’t have to look far to see that many teens are having a tough go at it. In school, their teachers will tell you about short attention spans and superficial interests crowding out their appetite and even capacity for learning. Out of school, even part-time jobs are hard to come by, depriving them of the chance to develop a work ethic, build skills, and earn money. At home, one in three is being raised without the love, protection and security of a father. After high school, the link between higher education and professional success has never been stronger. Yet higher education has never been more expensive, and the U.S. now has the highest college dropout rate in the industrialized world: 44 percent of those who enter a four-year college will not graduate in six years. And 71 percent of those who start two-year degrees will not finish them within three years.
What Others Are Saying About Preparing Your Teens for College
Author, Shepherding a Child’s Heart
“Preparing Your Teens for College is an outstanding book about preparing teens for adulthood whether or not they go to college. Every parent who wants his or her teen to make a successful transition to young adulthood will profit from this book.”
Author, The Pursuit of Holiness
“Don’t let the college years derail your teens. Too many are floundering in college, losing their connection to God and reality. Let Alex be your guide to preparing them for college. Highly recommended.”
Speaker and Author, More Than a Carpenter
“Alex Chediak has provided a comprehensive manual, packed with biblical insight and practical wisdom. It should be required reading for all parents in preparation for the “bittersweet sorrow” of seeing our children in the rear view mirror as we drive away from the college campus. I recommend it highly.”
Senior Minister, Parkside Church
“Preparing Your Teens for College is a practical, easy-to-use map through the spiritual, social, sexual, financial, academic, and occupational minefields.”
Dr. Marvin Olasky
Editor-in-chief, WORLD News Groups