Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 32: What Life Skills Should My High School Child Be Mastering Now To Be Successful In College?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

This episode topic comes from a Green Popsicle Stick Group Facebook member. Once again, when I sat down to organize and script this out, I had no idea that I had so many thoughts on the subject. Too funny.

Katie asked, “What skills are you glad you taught your daughter before she went off to college? And, is there anything you wished you’d spent more time on with her?”

These are fantastic questions from Katie, whose daughter is already ahead of the game, as you will hear in this episode. 

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Christine’s thoughts on useful life skills needed for college
    • Laundry: remember the bedding!
    • Consider limited food options and how your child will handle this
    • Cleaning and supplies
    • Money management 
    • Future Document Preparations
      • I-9 Form
      • W-4
      • Memorize Social Security Number
      • Safe Storage of Documents
    • Ditch the “Mom Organization Method”
    • School/life balance
    • Encourage hobbies
    • Tools for emotional health
    • Familiarity with Medical Appointments

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have something to add to my life skills for college list? 
  2. If you attended college, did you feel prepared? 

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! This episode topic comes from a Green Popsicle Stick Group Facebook member. Once again, when I sat down to organize and script this out, I had no idea that I had so many thoughts on the subject. Too funny. Katie asked, "What skills are you glad you taught your daughter before she went off to college? And, is there anything you wished you'd spent more time on with her?" These are fantastic questions from Katie, whose daughter is already ahead of the game, as you will hear in this episode. Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p32/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙 Christine's thoughts on useful life skills needed for college 🎙 Laundry: remember the bedding! 🎙 Consider limited food options and how your child will handle this 🎙 Cleaning and supplies 🎙 Money management 🎙 Future Document Preparations 🎙 Ditch the "Mom Organization Method" 🎙 School/life balance 🎙 Encourage hobbies 🎙 Tools for emotional health 🎙 Familiarity with Medical Appointments 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #lifeskills #collegeprep #lifeskillsforcollege #collegelaundry

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