Often when meeting parents at Back to School Night, they would ask me what they could give their children for Christmas or their birthday that would help them get ahead. I loved this question, and soon began writing a list of gift ideas on the board in the front of the room before any parent meeting. Here’s the list I would write on the board this year, (if I was still in the classroom) and the ages when I would give them:
1. Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students by Sean Covey – Age 13
2. Personality Plus by Florence Littauer – Age 14
3. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz – Age 15
4. Free $ for College for Dummies by David Rosen and Caryn Mladen – Age 16
5. The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner – Age 17
6. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley – Age 18
Of course, it would be unethical to suggest families buy my own book, Free College Awareness, if I was still in the classroom, but I’m not. So, when it’s available, which should be soon from what my publisher has told me, you should get a copy. It’s for parents of all Pre-K through high school students (college bound or not), although like the strategy in this article, parents start the process, and students take over as they mature.
For more information, you’ll want my new book, Free College Awareness, coming soon from Griffin Publishing. How to avoid needing college loans; available soon to families of Pre-K through High School students.
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