How to prepare your child to fly the nest and land on their feet ... at college and beyond!
Friday, April 26
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tarik Ibrahim ’99 Commons
Biz Renick Bracher, Phd., (ULS class of 1987), Director of Courage to Know Seminar Program, Boston College: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, will be here on Friday, April 26 to offer advice to parents so that they can encourage their children to become confident, independent thinkers as they grow into adulthood.
The focus will be on gearing your student for emotional college-readiness and all that entails, including how the admissions process has changed over the years and how colleges themselves have changed over the years. Biz will also address current and general views of college and how society at large sees college (What are we hung up on? How do our pre-conceived notions of “elite” colleges get in the way of helping our children find the best fit?).
The discussion will then turn to advice and guidance on how to best support children/students once they are at college and what parents can do in middle and upper school to encourage independent behavior.
Biz will stress the importance of stepping back and letting your children start making their own decisions starting as early as lower and middle school! She will also cover ways to effectively help your kids navigate their newfound freedoms while also being responsible people and students in high school and beyond.
This will be a very informative discussion for upper and middle school parents especially, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.