Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Gift Ideas to Help Students Be Successful and Win More Scholarships

Often when meeting parents at Back to School Night, they asked me what books they could give their children for Christmas, Hanukkah or on their birthdays to help them be more successful. I loved this question, and created a list of gift ideas. Here’s the list and the appropriate age for each book:

1.   Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey – Age 13 (ad)

2.   Personality Plus by Florence Littauer – Age 14 (ad)                 

3.   The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz – Age15 (ad)

4.   Free $ for College for Dummies by David Rosen and Caryn Mladen – Age16 (ad)

5.   The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner – Age 17 (ad)

6.   The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley – Age 18 (ad)

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  1. This is an excellent list of books! I would add "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke" for new graduates, especially when they are graduating from college. It will help them avoid many financial mistakes.

  2. That's by Suze Orman, isn't it? Good suggestion.

    1. Yes, the book is by Suze Orman, and she has some excellent advice for young people who are learning how to be adults!

  3. Thanks for your lovely comment. Good luck in college.