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The Parent & Teen Toolbox

Oct 6, 2020

In this episode we are talking about some of the difficulties our children are experiencing whilst transitioning back to school/university after a prolonged period away from education due to the Coronavirus.

We talk about how we can help our children to redefine what education means to them - and rebuilding expectations; because things are changing so rapidly at the minute.

We also talk about the importance of LEARNING rather than education just being the grades that can be achieved at school & universities. Tertiary education is not necessarily a path that suits every child - and that’s OK. There are other options available - and equally important.
Sonja Montiel has served more than 20 years in the college admissions profession, having extensive experience in the areas of freshman, transfer, and international admissions.

Sonja founded College Confidence in 2002 with a philosophy that college planning must be driven by the teen through reflection, transparency, and accountability, which can only be done with parents who are empathetic, knowledgeable, and patient. She believes that teens are empowered when they understand all of their options after high school through conversations that being between parents and their teens.

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* Three Questions to Ask Your Uncommunicative Child :

All too often parents say to me :

“My child won’t speak to me”
“I know something’s not quite right - but they won’t tell me what’s wrong.”

Well, I have a resource for you.

Download this FREE Resource : 📍

It will help you reconnect with your child quickly and easily; and in a way that will not drive them to their bedroom to avoid you!

* Breathing Through BIG Emotions :

If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :


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