So this is actually probably the biggest childhood transition that there is. It’s a really interesting transition because once kids get to high school, it’s something that’s very present in their mind.
Moving onto the next stage is talked about a lot with parents and teachers. Talks around what marks are needed to get into college and what requirements need to be fulfilled. There’s this big thing that’s sort of built up and talked about for years and as it gets closer and closer, the anxiety around that really starts to peak.
As a result there’s a few different phases that kids go through as they get closer and closer to their first day of college and ways you can support them as they work their way through this array of emotions.
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One of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari, is a highly sought- after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in San Diego and Toronto, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise A Great Kid (Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really): Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011).