Friday, May 23, 2014

Preparing Your Teens for College by Alex Chediak

Preparing Your Teens for College by Alex Chediak is a book that I wondered if I would enjoy or relate to. My children range from young teens to pre-teens, and college seems like a lifetime away!

Well, as I read this book, I realized it is much more than preparing your kids for college, I think it's preparing them for LIFE! This book is full of wonderful ideas and suggestions for parents to help their children thrive and remain true to Christ throughout their early adulthood, college in particular.

There were segments on friends, finances, faith, responsibility, and many more. Great practical suggestions interspersed with lots of stories illustrating the topics and ideas. Things like encouraging Christian friendships and interconnections. Like staying away from financial irresponsbilities. Like doing your schoolwork as unto the Lord. Many, many great ideas.

I guess for me, it is a book that illuminates areas in which I need to be purposeful in these teen years. I always say that our goal with our children is to raise responsible adults, and this book is a helpful tool in that quest.

I would certainly recommend this book, I think it'll be helpful to a wide range of parents.

I received a copy from the pubilsher in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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